Vacherie, Louisiana

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St. Joseph Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana (1).jpg
The St. Joseph Plantation house, built in 1840, is located in Vacherie
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. James
Elevation 16 ft (4.9 m)
Coordinates 30°00′40″N 90°43′10″W / 30.01111°N 90.71944°W / 30.01111; -90.71944Coordinates: 30°00′40″N 90°43′10″W / 30.01111°N 90.71944°W / 30.01111; -90.71944
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 225
Location of Vacherie in Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the United States

Vacherie is an unincorporated community in St. James Parish, Louisiana, United States. The name of the place derives from the French word for cowshed. Near the community is the WCKW/KSTE-Tower, a guyed mast noted as one of the tallest such structures on Earth.

The best known location in the community is the Oak Alley Plantation. There are several other historic plantations in the area: Laura, Desire, St. Joseph, and Felicity. The last two were combined in 1890.

Vacherie was used as a filming location for the TV series True Detective.[1]

Census-designated places

Vacherie is split into two census-designated places, North Vacherie and South Vacherie, by the United States Census Bureau. As of the 2000 census, North Vacherie had a population of 2,462[2] and South Vacherie had a population of 3,543.[3]


St. James Parish Public Schools operates public schools. Vacherie Elementary School in South Vacherie serves the community.[4][5]

Notable people


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  2. ^ "North Vacherie CDP, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  3. ^ "South Vacherie CDP, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
  4. ^ Home. Vacherie Elementary School. Retrieved on February 14, 2017. "13440 Highway 644 Vacherie LA 70090"
  5. ^ "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: South Vacherie CDP, LA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on February 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-Present" (PDF). Retrieved January 2, 2014.
  7. ^ "Alfred C. Williams". Retrieved April 24, 2015.

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