Braithwaite, Louisiana

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Braithwaite, Louisiana
Unincorporated community
Braithwaite, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Braithwaite, Louisiana
Braithwaite, Louisiana
Coordinates: 29°51′59″N 89°56′37″W / 29.86639°N 89.94361°W / 29.86639; -89.94361Coordinates: 29°51′59″N 89°56′37″W / 29.86639°N 89.94361°W / 29.86639; -89.94361
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Plaquemines
Elevation 7 ft (2 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70040
Area code(s) 504
GNIS feature ID 533365[1]

Braithwaite is an unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. Braithwaite is located on the Mississippi River and Louisiana Highway 39 in northern Plaquemines Parish, 9.6 miles (15.4 km) southeast of New Orleans.[2] Braithwaite has a post office with ZIP code 70040, which opened on September 19, 1902.[3][4] Two of the first deaths caused by Hurricane Isaac in 2012 occurred in Braithwaite, where a couple drowned in their home on August 30.[5]

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