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Lafourche Parish, Louisiana

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  • Alberta Brunet (1941 - 1987)
    May 27, 1987 Alberta Brunet Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Golden Meadow for Alberta Guilbeau Brunet, 45, a native of Golden Meadow and resident of Cut Off,...
  • Bobby Joe Brunet (1942 - 2008)
    Bobby Brunet Published: Sunday, November 16, 2008 at 6:01 a.m. Bobby Joe Brunet, 66, a native and resident of Galliano, died Friday, Nov. 14, 2008. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Bayou Fel...
  • Aline Brunet (1920 - 1995)
    Aline Brunet 9/12/1995 A religious service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday at Christian Fellowship Church in Cut Off for Aline Kahl Brunet, 75, a resident of Galliano, who died at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday, Se...
  • Pvt. William E. Comstock, (USA) (1835 - 1862)
    Location: Lafourche ParishCampaign: Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana (1863)Date(s): June 20-21, 1863Principal Commanders: Lt. Col. Albert Stickney [US]; Col. James P. Major [CS]Forces Engaged: 838...

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Official Website

The parish was formed in 1807 and was named after the Bayou Lafourche. City buildings have been featured in television and movies, such as in Fletch Lives, due to its architecture and rich history.

Long a center of sugar cane plantations and sugar production, in November 1887 the parish was the site of the Thibodaux Massacre. After state militia were used to suppress a massive Knights of Labor strike involving 10,000 workers in four parishes, many blacks retreated to Thibodaux. Local paramilitary forces attacked the men and their families, killing an estimated 50 people, and hundreds more were missing, wounded, and presumed dead in one of the deadliest incidents of labor suppression and racial terrorism.

Adjacent Parishes

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bayou Blue
  • Bayou Country Club
  • Chackbay
  • Choctaw
  • Cut Off
  • Des Allemands
  • Galliano
  • Gheens
  • Golden Meadow
  • Kraemer
  • Lafourche Crossing
  • Larose
  • Leeville
  • Lockport
  • Lockport Heights
  • Mathews
  • Port Fourchon
  • Raceland
  • Thibodaux (Parish Seat)

Links

Wikipedia

Lafourche History

Jean Lafitte Nat'l Park (part)