|Named for||Jean Noël Destréhan|
|• Total||6.98 sq mi (18.07 km2)|
|• Land||5.97 sq mi (15.46 km2)|
|• Water||1.01 sq mi (2.61 km2)|
|Elevation||10 ft (3 m)|
|• Density||1,900.45/sq mi (733.71/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
Destrehan is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States. At the 2020 census, its population was 11,340. It is located on the east bank of the Mississippi River. Destrehan is part of the New Orleans—Metairie—Kenner metropolitan statistical area.
The community is named after Jean Noël Destréhan (1754–1823), who was twice President of the Orleans Territory's legislative council during his service there in 1806 and 1811. He was elected to the United States Senate when Louisiana became a state in 1812, but he resigned after a month. He served in the Louisiana State Senate from 1812 to 1817.
Destrehan Plantation, his former home, is 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.
Destrehan is located at (29.962307, -90.369160).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.9 square miles (20 km2), of which 6.9 square miles (18 km2) are land and 1.0-square-mile (2.6 km2) (12.41%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||1,876||16.54%|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,049||9.25%|
St. Charles Parish Public School System operates public schools:
- Destrehan High School (9–12)
- Harry M. Hurst Middle School (Formerly 7–8 & presently 6–8)
- Ethel Schoeffner Elementary School (Formerly 4–6 & presently 3–5)
- New Sarpy Elementary School (Formerly PK–3 & presently PK–2)
In popular culture
- Paul Boudreau, assistant coach of the New Orleans Saints
- Paul F. Boudreau, NFL and CFL assistant coach
- Joel T. Chaisson, II, District Attorney and Louisiana State Senate President
- Jean Noël Destréhan, U.S. Senator
- Jesse Duplantis, televangelist
- Hoffman Franklin Fuller, professor-emeritus at Tulane University Law School and Bossier City mayor
- Shelley Hennig, actress and Miss Teen USA 2004
- Dalton Hilliard, NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints
- Joe Horn, NFL wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons
- Justin Jefferson, wide receiver for Louisiana State University and Minnesota Vikings
- Harry J. Kember Jr., member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
- Tanner Lee, NFL quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars
- Glen Logan, NFL defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns
- Kirk Merritt, NFL wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints
- Gregory A. Miller, member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
- Jim E. Mora, head coach of the New Orleans Saints
- Bum Phillips, head coach of the New Orleans Saints
- Ed Reed, NFL safety for the Baltimore Ravens
- Mike Scifres, NFL punter for the San Diego Chargers
- Hubert Shurtz, NFL tackle with the Philadelphia Eagles
- Byron O. Thomas, known by stage name Mannie Fresh, rapper and producer
- Devon Walker, safety for Tulane University and New Orleans Saints
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