Some of the cities, towns, and places in Lafourche Parish are Bayou Blue, Bayou Country Club, Chackbay, Choctaw, Cut Off, Des Allemands, Galliano, Gheens, Golden Meadow, Kraemer, Lafourche Crossing, Larose, Leeville, Lockport, Lockport Heights, Mathews, Port Fourchon, Raceland, Thibodaux
Lafourche Parish (French: Paroisse de la Fourche) is a parish located in the south of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,318. The parish seat is Thibodaux. The parish was formed in 1807. It was originally the northern part of Lafourche Interior Parish, which consisted of the present parishes of Lafourche and Terrebonne. Lafourche Parish was named after the Bayou Lafourche. The city buildings have also been featured in television and movies, such as in Fletch Lives, due to its architecture and rich history.
Long a center of sugar cane plantations and sugar production, in November 1887 the parish was the site of the Thibodaux Massacre. After state militia were used to suppress a massive Knights of Labor strike involving 10,000 workers in four parishes, many African Americans retreated to Thibodaux. Local paramilitary forces attacked the men and their families, killing an estimated 50 persons, and hundreds more were missing, wounded, and presumed dead in one of the deadliest incidents of labor suppression and racial terrorism.
Lafourche Parish is part of the Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. People of the state-recognized Native American Houma Tribe live in both Lafourche and Terrebonne parishes.