The small community of Ella was bought out to make way for the construction of SNF Flopam on Point Pleasant in Iberville Parish. The former residential properties are now a parking lot. Up and down Louisiana’s River Road, small communities exist at the edges of large tracts of land. These communities often represent descendants of freed slaves that settled on the outskirts of the vast plantations they once labored on. As these plantation tracts evolve from agriculture to heavy industrial manufacturing the neighboring communities often become impacted by pollution and other quality of life issues. These conflicts have led to "buy-out's" and the complete displacement of many communities in Louisiana.