Plattenville is one of the earliest settlements in Assumption.
Church of the Assumption
The Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was built there in 1793, the oldest in the state. Assumption parish was named after this church in 1807.
Paincourtville is a census-designated place with a population of 844 in the 2000 census, and a total area of 1.6 square miles.
Location Name History
was named, tradition says, after an early traveler was unable to buy a
single loaf of bread there and called the area “short of bread town”.
St. Elizabeth Church & Bell
Paincourtville is home to St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, built in 1840, which is known for its large church bell which is set in special steel scaffolding outside of the church as it is too large for either of the church’s two towers.