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Interesting Facts about Monroe LA

 

Interesting Facts about Monroe LA

Monroe is the parish seat of Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, Monroe had a population of 48,815. The municipal population declined by 8.1 per cent over the past decade; it was 53,107 in the 2000 census. After a recheck in 2012, the Census Bureau changed Monroe’s 2010 estimated population to 46,870. Monroe is the principal city of the Monroe Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes the parishes of Ouachita and Union; its off-campus enrollment of 7,500 students makes it the largest university in northeast Louisiana. The city serves as both the cultural centre for northeast Louisiana and as a hub for major industries and transhipment centres. Monroe has an urbanized area population of over 87,000. Monroe’s city limits extend west across the Ouachita River into neighbouring Ouachita Parish. Monroe and Monroe-West Monroe form an urbanized area with a combined population of approximately 170,000. Monroe anchors the Monroe-Bastrop Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2010 census-estimated 541,649 residents. The MSA consists of Monroe and the adjacent cities of Bastrop and Ruston; the fourth largest city West Monroe is considered a separate micropolitan area within the MSA. As of 2000, Monroe had the sixth highest per capita income in Louisiana and the highest median household income in Louisiana when adjusted for inflation. It also had one of the lowest poverty rates in Northeast Louisiana, according to 2000 census data. Monroe is the home to Monroe Regional Airport, the Neville Public Museum, the Monroe Civic Center, and Northeast Louisiana University.

Monroe’s origins began in the United States’ westward expansion around 1800. The settlers sometimes referred to Monroe and its immediate surroundings as “Fort Miro”. Monroe was incorporated as a town by an act of law on February 20, 1817, two years before the purchase of Louisiana by the United States from France in 1803. Before this,itchier (a native American tribe) inhabited the area as early as 3500 BC.

During the first quarter of the 19th century, three land speculators — John Overton, James Wickliffe, and Andrew Jackson — acquired large tracts of land in the Monroe area. Monroe was incorporated as a town in 1817 and became the parish seat of Ouachita Parish in 1819. The development of steamboats on the Red River during the early 1830s increased Monroe’s prominence as a commercial centre; this prosperity was enhanced by the rise of Cotton plantations throughout northeast Louisiana. During the American Civil War, Monroe, whose pro-Union sentiments earned it the nickname “Athens of the Southwest”, served as a supply base and hospital for Confederate soldiers. It also housed both Confederate and Union soldiers at separate facilities.

Afterwards, and until the completion of levees upstream in 1918, frequent spring floods caused much damage to Monroe and its surroundings. The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 led to the construction of Monroe’s first level.

Monroe and Monroe-West Monroe form an urbanized area with a combined population of approximately 170,000. Monroe anchors the Monroe-Bastrop Combined Statistical Area, which has a 2010 census-estimated 541,649 residents. The MSA consists of Monroe and the adjacent cities of Bastrop and Ruston; the fourth largest city West Monroe is considered a separate micropolitan area within the MSA. As of 2000, Monroe had the sixth highest per capita income in Louisiana and the highest median household income in Louisiana when adjusted for inflation. It also had one of the lowest poverty rates in Northeast Louisiana, according to 2000 census data. Monroe is the home to Monroe Regional Airport, the Neville Public Museum, the Monroe Civic Center, and Northeast Louisiana University.

Monroe’s origins began in the United States’ westward expansion around 1800. The settlers sometimes referred to Monroe and its immediate surroundings as “Fort Miro”. Monroe was incorporated as a town by an act of law on February 20, 1817, two years before the purchase of Louisiana by the United States from France in 1803. Before this,itcheri (a native American tribe) inhabited the area as early as 3500 BC.

During the first quarter of the 19th century, three land speculators — John Overton, James Wickliffe, and Andrew Jackson — acquired large tracts of land in the Monroe area.

Places of interest in Monroe Louisiana

– Visit the Monroe Civic Center
– Monroe Regional Airport
– Neville Public Museum
– Northeast Louisiana University
– Ouachita Parish
– Red River
– Cotton plantations
– American Civil War
– Great Mississippi Flood
– levees
– Monroe-Bastrop Combined Statistical Area
– Monroe-West Monroe urban area
– Monroe Regional Airport
– Neville Public Museum
– Monroe Civic Center
– Northeast Louisiana University
– Ouachita Parish
– Red River
– Cotton plantations
– American Civil War
– Great Mississippi Flood

 

Restaurants and bars in Monroe La 

 – Monroe Social Club
– The Tavern Monroe
– Bin77 Bistro & Wine Bar
– Olive Garden Monroe LA
– Logan’s Roadhouse Monroe Louisiana

If you are looking for things to do in Monroe, LA, there are plenty of options! You can visit the Monroe Civic Center, Monroe Regional Airport, Neville Public Museum, Northeast Louisiana University, Ouachita Parish, Red River, Cotton plantations, American Civil War sites, Great Mississippi Flood sites, and much more. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars in Monroe, LA, to enjoy. Our favourites include Cotton, Monroe Social Club, The Tavern Monroe, Bin77 Bistro & Wine Bar, Olive Garden Monroe LA, and Logan’s Roadhouse Monroe, Louisiana. Whatever you are looking for, Monroe LA has something to offer everyone!

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