Bohemia, Louisiana

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Localtion of Bohemia within Plaquemines Parish.

Bohemia is a small unincorporated community located in the delta of the Mississippi River in the Parish of Plaquemines, Louisiana. The unincorporated community was affected in 2005 by Hurricane Katrina. Before Katrina made landfall, the community had a population of about 200 people, but the hurricane left only 25 homes standing.[1]

Bohemia is only 7 feet (2.1 m) in elevation above sea level.[2] New Orleans is about 51 miles (82 km) from this community. The nearest international airport is Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, 64 miles (103 km) away.

Education[edit]

Plaquemines Parish School Board operates public schools serving the community. The K-12 school Phoenix High School is in Braithwaite and serves Bohemia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "La. town will start from scratch - Katrina, The Long Road Back- msnbc.com". Retrieved 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Bohemian, Louisiana LA Community Profile / Plaquemines Parish, LA Data". Retrieved 2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "School Profile." Phoenix High School. Retrieved on December 3, 2016. "13073 Highway 15 Braithwaite, LA 70040"

Coordinates: 29°32′37″N 89°45′20″W / 29.54361°N 89.75556°W / 29.54361; -89.75556