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Hopedale, Louisiana

Coordinates: 29°49′14″N 89°39′24″W / 29.82056°N 89.65667°W / 29.82056; -89.65667
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La Chinche
Hopedale (La Chinche) is located in Louisiana
Hopedale (La Chinche)
Hopedale (La Chinche)
Hopedale (La Chinche) is located in the United States
Hopedale (La Chinche)
Hopedale (La Chinche)
Coordinates: 29°49′14″N 89°39′24″W / 29.82056°N 89.65667°W / 29.82056; -89.65667
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Bernard Parish
MCDParish Governing Authority District E
Historic coloniesLouisiana (New Spain)
Louisiana (New France)
Established19th century
0.9 m (3 ft)
Demonym(s)chinchero, -ra
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (Central)
ZIP code
Area code504
GNIS feature ID560997

Hopedale (/ˈhpdl/), also known as La Chinche (/lɑː ˈn/, Spanish: [la ˈtʃintʃe]), is a fishing community located along Bayou La Loutre in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana.[1] The community was established by Isleño fisherman and trappers following the American Civil War.[2] The community was left completely destroyed following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.[3]


  1. ^ "Hopedale". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved October 8, 2020.
  2. ^ Hyland, William de Marigny. "Los Isleños – A Historic Overview". Los Isleños Heritage and Cultural Society of St. Bernard. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ Laviolette, Julie Landry (August 28, 2015). "Hell & High Water: How Hurricane Katrina transformed St. Bernard". Miami Herald.