Triumph, Louisiana facts for kids
|Census-designated place & Unincorporated community|
The Three Crosses Community Prayer Center, Triumph
|• Total||4.024 sq mi (10.42 km2)|
|• Land||2.784 sq mi (7.21 km2)|
|• Water||1.240 sq mi (3.21 km2)|
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|• Density||53.68/sq mi (20.73/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||558335|
Triumph (French: Ville de Triomphe) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, its population was 216.
It is the closest town to two National Historic Landmarks: Fort Jackson (down river from the town; though due to a bend in the river to the north east) and (across the river) Fort St. Philip.
The 1960 U.S Census listed Triumph as having a population of 900. Until 2010, the Census did not count Triumph as a separate community, including it as part of the census-designated place (CDP) of Buras-Triumph.
According to tradition, the community was named for its "trimph" over a rival town when they secured a post office.
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