Place:Destrehan, St. Charles, Louisiana, United States

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NameDestrehan
TypeCensus-designated place
Coordinates29.962°N 90.369°W
Located inSt. Charles, Louisiana, United States
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Destrehan is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 11,535 at the 2010 census, an increase of 275 over the 2000 tabulation of 11,260. It is 79 percent white.

The community is named after Jean Noel Destréhan (1754–1823) who served as President of the Territorial Council and was appointed to the United States Senate in 1812, but resigned before he took his seat.

Destrehan Plantation, his former home, has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The main house has been restored and is one of the attractions on the Great River Road along the Mississippi River.

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