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Welcome to Chacahoula ...

Chacahoula is located in Terrebonne Parish<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Chacahoula, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Chacahoula, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1866.

Chacahoula is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Chacahoula lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Chacahoula is within the (985) area code.

Communities near Chacahoula ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Chacahoula.

  • Houma
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houma
    • Houma is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,467 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houma <4>
  • Thibodaux
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thibodaux have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux is located in Lafourche Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux <4>
  • Morgan City
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Berwick
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwick
    • Berwick is located in Saint Mary Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,324 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick <4>
  • Napoleonville
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleonville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
    • Napoleonville is located in Assumption Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville <4>
  • Gibson
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibson
    • Gibson is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibson <4>
  • Magnolia Plantation
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Plantation
    • Magnolia Plantation is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Minerva Plantation
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva Plantation
    • Minerva Plantation is located in Terrebonne Parish
  • Schriever
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schriever have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schriever
    • Schriever is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schriever <4>
  • Acadia
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acadia
    • Acadia is located in Lafourche Parish

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Chacahoula. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chacahoula.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chacahoula. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chacahoula.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chacahoula. See our Newspapers Page for Chacahoula.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chacahoula ...

Looking for more information about Chacahoula? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Chacahoula, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Chacahoula.

Adding Chacahoula to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chacahoula in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Chacahoula was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Chacahoula post office opened in 1866.

We also found Chacahoula in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chacahoula.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chacahoula. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Terrebonne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chacahoula - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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