Frequently Asked Questions

Where did Westwego get its name?

No one is quite sure how the town got its name, though Westwego was the location from which the railroad was compensated by the State to build a railroad to the west. Folklore holds that as travelers...

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Did You Know?

Westwego began as the fishing village of “Salaville” along the canal which connected the Westbank of the Mississippi to Bayou Segnette and the Gulf of Mexico. Many new settlers arrived in 1893 after...