Smoke Bend is located on the westbank of Ascension Parish just upriver from Donaldsonville. Technically if you go up the Mississippi River from Donaldsonville on the west bank you first have Port Barrow, then Smoke Bend, then McCall, then Modeste, then Hohen Solms. Smoke Bend also has it's own Catholic Church still in existence called St. Francis of Assisi. Originally Smoke Bend was called "Faubourg la Boucane" which meant "Suburb of the Smoke". It gets this name from the smoke once seen rising from the Indians' village that was at the location in the large bend in the river.
If you are looking at a very general map you will not find Smoke Bend as it is rather small, but a more detailed map will show it.
I recommend http://www.topozone.com
when searching for any geographic feature. It is a database of the USGS maps. Just type the name "Smoke Bend" and select the state "Louisiana" you can modify the maps as you wish b/c there are various settings.http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=30.10833&lon=-91.020...