Place:Pointe a la Hache, Plaquemines, Louisiana, United States

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NamePointe a la Hache
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates29.567°N 89.783°W
Located inPlaquemines, Louisiana, United States
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Pointe à la Hache is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. Located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, the village has been the seat for Plaquemines Parish since the formation of the parish. As of the 2010 census, its population was 187, less than half its 1930 population. It suffered severe damage in hurricanes in 2005 and 2011.

The Pointe à la Hache Ferry, which connects to West Pointe à la Hache, Louisiana across the Mississippi, is the furthest downriver vehicle crossing point on the river.

Pointe à la Hache was the home of E. W. Gravolet, a cannery businessman. He was elected to both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from Plaquemines Parish, serving in total from 1948 until his death in 1968.

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