Latitude / Longitude:
29°59′29″N 90°26′53″W / 29.99139°N 90.44806°W / 29.99139 -90.44806
13 ft (4.0 m)
Central (CST) (UTC-6)
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.