Watercolor Hathway Bayou Nezpique
Three hundred years ago, native-Indians lived on the banks of Bayou Nezpique. The banks of Bayou Nezpique are said to be where Acadians first built sod homes along the tree lines in the Hathaway area. They raised cattle and harvested Providence rice. Panchoville is also said to be where the first dance hall in Hathaway was located. In the first-half of the 20th Century, many dance halls were opened for a unique Cajun-style entertainment for area residents to enjoy. Presently, the dance halls are long gone and Panchoville is a close-knit rural community on the prairie adjoined to the west bank of Bayou Nezpique and part of a community in the Hathaway area.