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Taft, Louisiana

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The location of Taft

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Taft.

This page contains six sections:

Around Taft ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It is located about 22 miles [35 km] to the east of Taft. New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenner. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the east of Taft and has a population of 66,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Covington   [Map]   10,463   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Gretna   [Map]   17,730   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Slidell   [Map]   27,711   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   E   19 miles [30.6 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Boutte   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Destrehan   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Edgard   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gypsy   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Hahnville   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Killona   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Laplace   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
Lone Star   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Luling   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Mimosa Park   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Montz   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
New Sarpy   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Norco   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
Paradis   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Reserve   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]

For more communities neighboring Taft, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Taft.

Saint Charles Parish ...

Taft is located in Saint Charles Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Charles Parish: Jefferson, Lafourche & Saint John the Baptist. Lake Pontchartrain lies to the north.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taft ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Taft.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Taft. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Taft. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

    Louisiana Tourism
    Parks for Louisiana

    Fishing in Louisiana
    Hunting in Louisiana

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Taft ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Taft.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Taft. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Taft.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of Taft.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
290 miles [466.7 km] miles to the west of Taft.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
292 miles [469.9 km] miles to the west of Taft.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of Taft.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Taft.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
56 miles [90.1 km] miles to the northwest of Taft.

General Aviation Airports

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the northwest of Taft.

Lakefront Airport (NEW/KNEW)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the east of Taft.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the southwest of Taft.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west northwest of Taft.

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the north of Taft.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the north of Taft.

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport (ICAO: KGAO)   [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the south southeast of Taft.

St. Tammany Rgnl. (FAA ID: L31)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the northeast of Taft.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport   (ICAO: KGAO)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Slidell Airport   (ICAO: KASD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Harry P. Williams Meml.   (ICAO: KPTN)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

[AirNav]    [FlightAware]    [AOPA]    [FlightStats]

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About Saint Charles Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Charles Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Taft.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. 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, 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 we use 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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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Taft), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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