According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1square miles (11Square kilometers), all of it land. Abita Springs was originally a Choctaw Indian village taking its name from nearby medicinal springs. The Choctaw burial and execution grounds which were in use up until circa 1880, are located nearby. Abita Springs is a town in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, United States. The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,112. It is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area.