The St. Joseph Plantation house, built in 1840, is located in Vacherie
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Location of Vacherie in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Vacherie is a small 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 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 and South Vacherie had a population of 3,543.
- George T. Oubre, state senator from 1968 to 1972 from Vacherie; ran for state attorney general against William J. Guste in the 1971 Democratic primary election.
- Alfred C. Williams, state representative for East Baton Rouge Parish since 2015; former Vacherie resident
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- "North Vacherie CDP, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
- "South Vacherie CDP, Louisiana". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 13 April 2011.
- "Membership in the Louisiana State Senate, 1880-Present" (PDF). senate.la.gov. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
- "Alfred C. Williams". intelius.com. Retrieved April 24, 2015.