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1890 Communities Near Taft ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Taft in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Taft.

Ama   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - Ama had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boutte   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Taft
 - Boutte had a post office and railroad service
 
Davis   (Saint Charles Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Davis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - Davis had railroad service and no post office
 
Des Allemands   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Taft
 - Des Allemands had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgard   (Saint John the Baptist Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Edgard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkinsville   (Saint Charles Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Elkinsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Elkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Frenier   (Saint John the Baptist Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Taft
 - Frenier had a post office and railroad service
 
Hahnville   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 447 people
 - Hahnville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hester   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - Hester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jefferson   (Jefferson Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East (E) from Taft
 - Jefferson had railroad service and no post office
 
Johnson   (Saint John the Baptist Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - Johnson had railroad service and no post office
 
Kenner   (Jefferson Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 953 people (with 66,657 people in 2018)
 - Kenner had a post office and railroad service
 
Killona   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taft
 - Killona had a post office and no railroad service
 
La Branche   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Taft
 - La Branche had railroad service and no post office
 
Lucy   (Saint John the Baptist Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Lucy had a post office and no railroad service
 
Luling   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Luling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Airy   (Saint John the Baptist Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 170 people
 - Mount Airy had a post office and railroad service
 
Paulina   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - Paulina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Remy   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - Remy had railroad service and no post office
 
Sarpy   (Saint Charles Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sarpy was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Sarpy had a post office and railroad service
 
Vacherie   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) from Taft
 - Vacherie had a post office and railroad service
 
Vallier   (Saint Charles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Taft
 - Vallier had railroad service and no post office
 
Waggaman   (Jefferson Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Waggaman had a post office and railroad service
 
Wallace   (Saint John the Baptist Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Taft
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Wallace had a post office and no railroad service
 
Westwego   (Jefferson Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taft
 - Westwego had railroad service and no post office

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint Charles Parish: www.stcharlesparish-la.gov/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Taft, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Taft. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Taft) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Taft. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Taft

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taft. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9913, Longitude: -90.4481     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taft have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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