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Parish Information



Some of the cities, towns, and places in Terrebonne Parish are Ashland, Bayou Blue, Bayou Cane, Bourg, Chacahoula, Chauvin, Cocodrie, Dulac, Gibson, Gray, Houma, Isle de Jean Charles, Montegut, Pointe-aux-Chenes, Presquille, Schriever, Theriot

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Terrebonne Parish ( TERR-ə-BOHN; French: Paroisse de Terrebonne) is a parish located in the southern part of the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 111,860. The parish seat is Houma. The parish was founded in 1822.Terrebonne Parish is part of the Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is the fifth-largest parish in the state in terms of land area, and it has been a center of Cajun culture since the 18th century. More than 10% of its residents speak French at home.Ray Authement, who was the fifth president of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, serving from 1974 to 2008 and the longest-serving president of a public university in the United States, was born in rural Terrebonne Parish in 1928, near Chauvin. In 2014 Juan Pickett, former Assistant District Attorney, was elected unopposed in the 32nd Judicial District as the first black judge in Terrebone Parish history.