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Monday, December 30, 2013

Poydras, LA

Poydras is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 3,886 at the 2000 census. It is part of the New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area. Poydras is on the East Bank of the Mississippi River, just upriver from the Plaquemines Parish line.

Historic Canary Islanders Home, Poydras


Poydras was first settled in the 18th century by Isleños when Louisiana was a Spanish colony.
Albert Estopinal, Jr., a St. Bernard Parish district attorney, judge, and sheriff, was born in Poydras in 1869 to later U.S. Representative Albert Estopinal, Sr.
In 1922 the Mississippi River levee was purposefully breached by members of the Citizens Flood Relief Committee at this place to relieve levee damage and flood fears in New Orleans.
Poydras was severely damaged upon the impact of Hurricane Katrina on 29 August 2005.


Residents are zoned to schools in the St. Bernard Parish Public Schools.
As of 2009 Chalmette High School serves the population.

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