St. Amant, Louisiana

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St. Amant
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Ascension
Elevation 7 ft (2.1 m)
Coordinates 30°13′29″N 90°52′08″W / 30.22472°N 90.86889°W / 30.22472; -90.86889Coordinates: 30°13′29″N 90°52′08″W / 30.22472°N 90.86889°W / 30.22472; -90.86889
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 225
Location of St. Amant in Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the United States

St. Amant (or Saint Amant) is an unincorporated community located in Ascension Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. This community has not been incorporated into a city or town. It is situated about 25 miles south-east of Baton Rouge. and 50 miles north west of New Orleans. It is named after the St. Amant family, some of the early settlers in the region. The Saint Amant post office has the ZIP code of 70774.

History[edit]

Geography[edit]

St. Amant is located near the largest city in Ascension Parish, Gonzales, which is only 3 or 4 miles to the north-west.

Education[edit]

The following schools are located within the community:

The high school is located on Highway 431. The middle school, primary school and the post office are located on Highway 429.

Notable people[edit]

  • Reid Brignac, baseball shortstop
  • Danielle Dronet, Owner and GM of the Newark Bears (professional minor league baseball team) and Aggressive Promotions (Marketing and Production Consultant Firm)
  • Michael (Mike) A. Schexnayder, Bassist of Framing the Red
  • John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA basketball player.