29 Facts About Alexandria Louisiana


Alexandria is the ninth-largest city in the state of Louisiana and is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States.

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The earliest deed that survives for an Alexandria Louisiana resident is from June 24,1801, when a William Cochren, who identifies himself as "Slave master of the Southern Americas", sold a tract of land across the Red River to a William Murrey.

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Alexandria Louisiana was incorporated as a town in 1818 and received a city charter in 1832.

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In 1942, Alexandria Louisiana was the site of the Lee Street Riot, an incident of racial violence occurred between mostly unarmed African Americans and armed military police.

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In September 2005, Hurricane Rita moved inland and affected Alexandria Louisiana and surrounding areas, causing widespread power outages and damaging the roofs of some structures.

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Some low-lying Alexandria Louisiana neighborhoods had substantial flooding from Gustav, leaving several feet of water in houses.

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Alexandria Louisiana has a significant number of Methodists, Presbyterians, Episcopalians, and Pentecostals.

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Alexandria Louisiana has a small, though active Jewish community which dates back to the mid-19th century.

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The Jewish community in Alexandria Louisiana maintains two synagogues, which are approximately two blocks apart: Congregation Gemiluth Chassodim and B'nai Israel Traditional Synagogue.

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Kent Plantation House in Alexandria Louisiana, completed by 1800, was located on a Spanish land grant.

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The land for the center was donated by The Alexandria Louisiana Town Talk newspaper, owned by the Gannett Company of McLean, Virginia.

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Alexandria Louisiana was home to the Alexandria Louisiana Aces, a summer college league baseball team.

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Professional indoor football team, the Alexandria Louisiana Rangers, played their home games at the Rapides Parish Coliseum.

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Bringhurst, Alexandria Louisiana is home to four other golf courses: Oak Wing, The Links on the Bayou, at LSUA, and Alexandria Louisiana Golf and Country Club.

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Alexandria Louisiana was home to the Cenla Derby Dames, a roller derby team that operates under the Women's Flat Track Derby Association.

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Alexandria Louisiana is served by local television stations KALB-TV, WNTZ, KLAX-TV, KLPA, and KBCA.

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Alexandria Louisiana Zoological Park is a 33-acre zoo first opened to the public in 1926.

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The lake, located in central Alexandria Louisiana, was constructed as a joint venture of the Alexandria Louisiana Forestry Commission, the Rapides Parish Police Jury, and the Lower West Red River Soil and Water Conservation District as a reservoir for agricultural irrigation in times of need and for recreation purposes.

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Alexandria Louisiana sits in the middle of the Kisatchie National Forest.

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Alexandria Louisiana is home to both Headquarters and Company B of the 199th Brigade Support Battalion.

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Alexandria Louisiana served as the home of England Air Force Base from its origins as an emergency airstrip for Esler Regional Airport until its closure.

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Alexandria Louisiana is home to two major hospitals: Rapides Regional Medical Center, a former Baptist hospital is located downtown.

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Alexandria Louisiana Court has a limited jurisdiction, consisting of the citizens of Wards 1,2 and 8 in Rapides Parish.

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From 1913 to 1993, Alexandria served as the seat of Louisiana's Eighth Congressional district.

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Alexandria Louisiana is in the Fifth district and was represented from 2003 to 2013 by Rodney Alexander, a Democrat-turned-Republican.

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Alexandria Louisiana has three public high schools: Bolton High School, Alexandria Louisiana Senior High School, and Peabody Magnet High School.

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Alexandria Louisiana is served by the Alexandria Louisiana International Airport and the Esler Regional Airport in Pineville.

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Human Services in Alexandria Louisiana occupies a former financial institution building at 429 Murray Street downtown.

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Chase Bank in Alexandria Louisiana absorbed the former Rapides Bank and Trust Company location at 400 Murray Street.

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