Historical Settlements

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Settlements that are linked will take you to more information about each hosted by St. Charles Parish government.

Allemands, Named for the Germans, became Des Allemands


Named for the daughter of Alice Plantation owner (means “to love” in Greek)
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*Bayou Gauche

Gauche means left or left- handed. Bayou Gauche is the left and smaller fork of Bayou des Allemands.
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Named for Tisaphane Boutte and his son, J. L.
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*Des Allemands

French name for the Germans; was Allemands
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Named for the Destrehan family
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Named for Palmer Elkins; became a part of St. Rose
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Named for Orthello Flagg; became a part of Hahnville
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Good Hope

Named for Good Hope Plantation (included an area known as “The Island”); became a part of Norco in 2000
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Named for Georg Michael Hahn
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Gaelic for Church of St. John (named by Richard Millikin from Ireland)
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Named for the LaBranche family (it was located on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and destroyed by a hurricane in 1915)


Named for Florenz A. Luling
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Named for the Cumberland-Moberly Lumber Company in Taft


Named for Modoc Plantation; now a part of Destrehan


Named for the Manz (Montz) family
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Named for Mozella Plantation
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*New Sarpy

Named for Leon Sarpy; site of second Sarpy Plantation
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Acronym for New Orleans Refining Company (formerly Sellers and Diamond; also included an area known as Wesco)
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Named by developer and railroad builder Eduardo Paradis
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Named for Leon Sarpy; became Sellers, then Norco


Named for Colonel Thomas Sellers; became Norco


Named for lumber baron Charles Taft, President William Howard Taft’s brother
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*St. Rose

Named for St. Rose Plantation
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*Settlements remaining in the 21st Century.