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Braithwaite, Louisiana
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Coordinates: 29°51′59″N 89°56′37″W / 29.86639°N 89.94361°W / 29.86639; -89.94361Coordinates: 29°51′59″N 89°56′37″W / 29.86639°N 89.94361°W / 29.86639; -89.94361
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Plaquemines
7 ft (2 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 504
GNIS feature ID 533365

Braithwaite is an unincorporated community in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. Braithwaite is located on the Mississippi River and Louisiana Highway 39 in northern Plaquemines Parish, 9.6 miles (15.4 km) southeast of New Orleans. Braithwaite has a post office with ZIP code 70040, which opened on September 19, 1902. Two of the first deaths in the United States caused by Hurricane Isaac in 2012 occurred in Braithwaite, where a couple drowned in their home on August 30.


Plaquemines Parish School Board operates public schools serving the community. The K-12 school Phoenix High School is in Braithwaite.

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