Place:Lutcher, St. James, Louisiana, United States

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NameLutcher
TypeTown
Coordinates30.049°N 90.7°W
Located inSt. James, Louisiana, United States
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Lutcher is a town in St. James Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the East Bank of the Mississippi River. The population was 3,735 at the 2000 census.

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Lutcher was established as a sawmill town, named after Henry J. Lutcher who was a sawmiller and businessman. Lutcher is also where James Mather and his family established a sugar plantation, and where Mather died in 1821. The Bank of Lutcher was organized by George H. Jones, M. D., son of Dr. John Welch Jones.

It is the birthplace of early jazz clarinetist Leon Roppolo.

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