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Rapides Parish, Louisiana

71301, 71302, 71303, 71309

Page Contents for Alexandria, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Alexandria is approximately 49,188 (1990), 47723 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 20,348 (1990), 18272 (2010).
The amount of land area in Alexandria is 64.059 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.401 sq kilometers.
The distance from Alexandria to Washington DC is 1042 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 98 miles. (as the crow flies)
Alexandria is positioned 31.29 degrees north of the equator and 92.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Alexandria elevation is 77 feet above sea level.


the geographical center of Louisiana.
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moderate. Here is a weather page for the Alexandria area.
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History & History Related Items

Though an old city, most of Alexandria, including records, homes, etc. were burned when Union troops came through here and also nearby Pineville. This area was also a training ground for World War II soldiers under the direction of Generals Eisenhower, Clark and Patton.
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Kent Plantation House

Alexandria Museum of Art
933 Main St.
Alexandria, LA
Phone: 318-443-3458
Housed in a 1898 building on the site of the first European settlement here.

Valentine Lake Recreation Area - U.S. Forest Service
3727 Government St.
Alexandria, LA 71302
Phone: (318) 445-9396
A 46-acre lake offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, hiking/biking trails, non-motorized boats, group picnic shelter and Camping area with 32 units with no hook-ups.

Kisatchie National Forest
Louisiana's only national forest
Supervisor's Office
2500 Shreveport Highway
Pineville, LA 71360
Phone: (318) 473-7160

Neighboring cities, Alexandria and Pineville, across from each other on the Red River, are the true center of the state where all roads meet at The Crossroads!

Learn more about the Alexandria and Pineville areas
Phone: (318) 443-7049
Toll-free: (800) 742-7049.
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Alexandria City Government

Alexandria City Hall
915 3rd St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8342
Phone: 318-449-5000
Mayor's office: 318-449-5230
City Clerk's Office: 318-449-5048

Rapides Parish Information
700 Murray St
Alexandria, LA 71301-8024
Phone: 318-473-6600

Parish Of Rapides
5600 Coliseum Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303-3709
Phone: 318-442-9581

Alexandria Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
802 3rd St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8339
Phone: 318-442-6671

Alexandria Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
802 3rd St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8339
Phone: 318-442-6671

Alexandria Libraries

Alexandria Main Library
411 Washington St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8338
Phone: 318-445-2411

Alexandria Historical Library
503 Washington St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8026
Phone: 318-487-8556

Rapides Parish Library
430 Saint James St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8223
Phone: 318-445-6436

Norton Memorial Library, at Louisiana College, provides a collection of 120,000 volumes, 70,000 Government Documents, and a collection of audiovisuals and music scores.

Alexandria Schools

CCAC Head Start/Early Head Start is located in Alexandria, La.. We serve nearly 950 children, birth to five. We are growing each year.
Please contact us at 1-318-487-5878 for more information. There is no charge for eligible children.

Rapides Parish School Board
Post Office Box 1230
Alexandria, LA 71309-1230
619 6th St.
Alexandria, LA 71301-8150
Phone: 318-487-0888
fax (318) 449-3167


Louisiana State University
8100 Highway 71 S
Alexandria, LA 71302-9119
Phone: 318-445-3672

Louisiana College

Louisiana Technical College
4311 S Macarthur Dr.
Alexandria, LA 71302-3137
Phone: 318-487-5439

Northwestern State University
1410 Neel Kearby Blvd
Alexandria, LA 71303-5630
Phone: 318-487-0126

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