Slaughter is a town in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 997 at the 2010 census, down from 1,011 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Slaughter was designated a town in 2002.
The name of the town figures in the title of Michael Ondaatje's novel about legendary jazz player Buddy Bolden: Coming Through Slaughter.
Slaughter is located along the southern edge of East Feliciana Parish at 30°42′59″N 91°8′40″W (30.716484, -91.144506). The town is bordered on the south by the city of Zachary in East Baton Rouge Parish.
Louisiana Highway 19 passes through Slaughter, leading north 15 miles (24 km) to Wilson and south 20 miles (32 km) to Baton Rouge. Clinton, the East Feliciana Parish seat, is 14 miles (23 km) to the northeast.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Slaughter has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14.2 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.16%, is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,011 people, 359 households, and 286 families residing in the village. The population density was 184.3 inhabitants per square mile (71.2/km2).