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Augusta, Louisiana
(Plaquemines Parish)

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Welcome to Augusta ...

Augusta is located in Plaquemines Parish<1>.

The location of Augusta has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Augusta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Augustan<3>

Augusta is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Augusta lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Augusta is located in the (504) area code.

Communities Also Named Augusta ...

While we believe that this Augusta is located in Plaquemines Parish, we know of another 2 Louisiana communities named Augusta. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Iberville and Saint Landry Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 29 communities that are also named Augusta - they are located in Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, South Dakota, Texas, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Augusta.

Communities near Augusta ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Augusta.

  • New Orleans [Orleans Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Orleans
    • New Orleans [Orleans Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 390,144 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Orleans
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Orleans<6>
  • Gretna [Jefferson Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
    • Gretna [Jefferson Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,647 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<6>
  • Harahan [Jefferson Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harahan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harahan
    • Harahan [Jefferson Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,250 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harahan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harahan<6>
  • Westwego [Jefferson Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwego have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwego
    • Westwego [Jefferson Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Augusta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,326 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwego
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westwego<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jean Lafitte [Jefferson Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jean Lafitte have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jean Lafitte
      • Jean Lafitte [Jefferson Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Augusta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jean Lafitte
    • Belle Chasse [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belle Chasse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Chasse
      • Belle Chasse [Plaquemines Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Augusta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belle Chasse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Chasse<6>
    • Crown Point [Jefferson Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown Point
      • Crown Point [Jefferson Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Augusta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown Point<6>
    • Timberlane [Jefferson Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timberlane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timberlane
      • Timberlane [Jefferson Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Augusta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timberlane
    • Woodmere [Jefferson Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodmere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodmere
      • Woodmere [Jefferson Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Augusta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodmere
    • Braithwaite [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braithwaite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braithwaite
      • Braithwaite [Plaquemines Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Augusta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braithwaite
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Braithwaite<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Augusta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Augusta.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Augusta. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Augusta.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Augusta. See our Newspapers Page for Augusta.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Augusta ...

Looking for more information about Augusta? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Augusta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Augusta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Augusta. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Plaquemines, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Augusta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Augusta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Augusta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Augusta) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8002, Longitude: -90.0173       In this case, the coordinates for Augusta have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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