Taft, Louisiana

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Census-designated place
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish St. Charles
Elevation 13 ft (4.0 m)
Coordinates 29°59′29″N 90°26′53″W / 29.99139°N 90.44806°W / 29.99139; -90.44806Coordinates: 29°59′29″N 90°26′53″W / 29.99139°N 90.44806°W / 29.99139; -90.44806
Area 2.0 sq mi (5.2 km2)
 - land 1.7 sq mi (4 km2)
 - water 0.3 sq mi (1 km2), 15%
Population 0 (2000)
Density 0/sq mi (0.0/km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 985
Location of Taft in Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the United States

Taft is a census-designated place (CDP) in St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, United States, on the west bank of the Mississippi River. According to the 2000 census, Taft had a total population of zero.


This place is the location of a phosphate mining facility owned by IMC-Agrico, the Union Carbide Taft/Star Petrochemical Plant, which produces a variety of organic chemicals such as acrolein, Acrylic acid, and acetaldehyde, and part of the Waterford Nuclear Generating Station owned by Entergy Corporation.

Taft was the original site of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, which served Taft, Killona, and Hahnville. The church was built in 1877, and in 1963, it moved to Hahnville. The cemetery is still in Taft and is still used as a burial ground by the church.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is water. The total area is 15.69% water. The CDP is located on the Mississippi River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were no people living in the CDP.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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