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Vacherie
Unincorporated
community
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; -90.71944
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 225

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 was used as a filming location for the TV series True Detective.

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 and South Vacherie had a population of 3,543.

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