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Parish Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in St Tammany Parish are Abita Springs, Alton, Audubon, Barker's Corner, Big Branch, Blond, Bonfouca, Bush, Chinchuba, Colt, Covington, Crawford Landing, Dave, Davis Landing, Eden Isle, Florenville, Folsom, Goodbee, Haaswood, Hickory, Houltonville, Lacombe, Lewisburg, Madisonville, Mandeville, Maude, McClane City, Morgan Bluff, North Slidell, Oaklawn, Pearl River, Slidell, St. Benedict, St. Joe, St. Tammany, St. Tammany Corner, Sun, Talisheek, Waldheim, White Kitchen

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St. Tammany Parish (French: Paroisse de Saint-Tammany) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana named after Tamanend, a Principle Lenape Chief considered the "Patron Saint of America." Although not a saint of the Roman Catholic Church, George Washington held him in higher esteem than Roman Catholic Saints, even qualifying him as divine and possessing moral perfection. As of the 2010 census, the population was 233,740, making it the fifth-most populous parish in Louisiana. The parish seat is Covington. The parish was founded in 1810.St. Tammany Parish is included in the New Orleans–Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. St. Tammany Parish is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the state, along with Livingston and Ascension. The population has quadrupled since 1970, and is expected to double again by 2030, expecting to diversify the population of the parish. Though it was not heavily directly damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the community is growing in large part due to subsequent displacement of populations because of the shifting landscape in the larger Metropolitan area due to the recovery and subsequent climate change effects.St. Tammany Parish is colloquially referred to as part of the "Northshore" or "North Shore" throughout metropolitan New Orleans, owing to its location on Lake Pontchartrain. It is the most affluent parish in the state, has a nationally-recognized system of public schools, and is the most politically conservative parish in the New Orleans region.