Milton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 3,030. Milton is part of the Lafayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.
It is unknown when the village of Milton was first settled. Old land claims show that much of the town is on land once owned by Bernard, son of Ashnoya, a leader of the Atakapa people. The area served as a river crossing and a trade center for the farms and cattle ranches that lined both sides of the Vermilion River.
The earliest settlers were Acadian families. Early landowners in the area included Francois Broussard, son of Joseph Broussard dit Beausoleil; Jean Bernard; Pierre Vincent; Michel Meaux; Jean-Baptiste Trahan; and Joseph Boudreaux. Jean-Jacques Denais operated a ferry at the townsite in the early 19th century. Désiré Broussard and Jean-Baptiste Montet settled there by 1823.