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

*Ama

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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*Boutte

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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*Destrehan

Named for the Destrehan family
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Elkinsville

Named for Palmer Elkins; became a part of St. Rose

Flaggville

Named for Orthello Flagg; became a part of Hahnville

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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*Hahnville

Named for Georg Michael Hahn
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*Killona

Gaelic for Church of St. John (named by Richard Millikin from Ireland)
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LaBranche

Named for the LaBranche family (it was located on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and destroyed by a hurricane in 1915)

*Luling

Named for Florenz A. Luling
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Moberly

Named for the Cumberland-Moberly Lumber Company in Taft

Modoc

Named for Modoc Plantation; now a part of Destrehan

*Montz

Named for the Manz (Montz) family
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*Mozella

Named for Mozella Plantation
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*New Sarpy

Named for Leon Sarpy; site of second Sarpy Plantation
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*Norco

Acronym for New Orleans Refining Company (formerly Sellers and Diamond; also included an area known as Wesco)
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*Paradis

Named by developer and railroad builder Eduardo Paradis
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Sarpy

Named for Leon Sarpy; became Sellers, then Norco

Sellers

Named for Colonel Thomas Sellers; became Norco

*Taft

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.

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