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Baton Rouge

East Baton Rouge Parish,


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70801, 70802, 70805, 70806, 70808, 70809, 70810, 70812, 70814, 70815, 70816, 70817, 70818, 70819, 70820

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Baton Rouge is approximately 227,818 (2000), 229493 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 97,388 (2000), 91474 (2010).

The amount of land area in Baton Rouge is 191.521 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Baton Rouge is 75 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 5.732 sq kilometers.
The distance from Baton Rouge to Washington DC is 1008 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is miles. (as the crow flies)
Baton Rouge is positioned 30.44 degrees north of the equator and 91.12 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Baton Rouge elevation is 60 feet above sea level.
Baton Rouge miscellany.

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Baton Rouge location: in southeast Louisiana, west and slightly north of New Orleans on Interstate 10. It is 75 miles northwest of New Oreleans using interstate 10.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Baton Rouge is moderate. Here is a weather page for the Baton Rouge area.
Baton Rouge average annual rainfall is 60 inches per year
Baton Rouge average annual snowfall is 0.2 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 51 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80 degrees F.
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Baton Rouge history:

There have been flags from seven nations which have flown over Baton Rouge - France, England, Spain, West Florida, The Sovereign State of Louisiana, the Confederacy and the United States!

Baton Rouge was named by a French Explorer, Iberville, in 1699 and means "red stick" or "red staff." It refers to the tall cypress tree which, after being stripped of its bark and wrapped with freshly killed animals, marked the boundary between the hunting grounds of two indian tribes.

In April of 1862, the Battle of Baton Rouge (Civil War) took place. The battle was a four hour attempt by the Confederates to re-take the city. There is a state monument commemorating this event at North Boulevard and Riverside Street.

Baton Rouge has one of the largest ports in the country. Across the river many large sugar plantations give the area a name as "The Sugar Bowl of America."

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Greater Baton Rouge Zoo
3601 Thomas Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807-1672
Phone: 225-775-3877
Over 1,000 animals in natural, outdoor settings make this zoo a wonderful place to spend a day. A Children's Zoo is also on the grounds.

Baton Rouge Visitor Information Center
Louisiana State Capitol, State Capitol Dr.
Phone: 225-383-1825
Toll-free: 800-527-6843

Louisiana Naval War Memorial
Government and Front Sts.
Baton, Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-342-1942
This memorial focusses on the USS Kidd, a World War II Destroyer, a museum and an observation tower. There are also two fighter planes on display.

The Louisiana State Capitol
State Capitol Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-342-7317
This edifice is 34 stories tall! There are 26 varieties of marble in it - from every marble-producing country in the world. An observation platform is available on the 27th floor. Two statues on the front steps, "The Patriot" and "The Pioneers" by Lorado Taft, are a focal point for those who enter the building. Other features include murals, statuary, a folk life exhibit and a polished lava floor. Zachary Taylor's home site is one the grounds as well as a sunken garden where former governor, Huey P. Long, is buried. He was the governor when the capitol was built.

Louisiana Governor's Mansion
1001 Capitol Access Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Phone: 225-342-5855

The Louisiana Old State Capitol
Center for Politicaland Governmental History
A Gothic Revival "Castle" featuring State of the art interactive exhibits
100 North Blvd.
Phone: (800) 488-5968

The LSU Rural Life Museum and Windrush Gardens
P.O. Box 80498
Baton Rouge, LA 70898
Phone: 225-765-2437
Fax: 225-765-2639
See artifacts and more of Louisiana long ago with tools, utensils, furniture and farming implements. An 19th century plantation is re-created here. Three areas are defined in the museum. The Barn area has artifacts, implements and vehicles from rural life here. The Plantation area is a group of nine buildings put together to re-create a plantation of the 1800's. It includes a gristmill and a blacksmith shop. The third area is the Folk Architecture area which shows seven buildings from the different cultures of Louisiana settlers.

Magnolia Mound Plantation
2161 Nicholson Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-343-4955
The was once a 950 acre cotton plantation. The home was built around 1791 in the French-Creole style. Now, the home is surrounded by 16 acres, and specifcally some majestic old oak trees - some over 200 years old! This is a working plantation where much of the food is prepared during demonstrations for the public.

LSU Musueum of Natural Science
119 Foster Hall
Louisiana Sate University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Hours: M-F 8am-4pm
Main Office Phone: 225-578-3084
Fax Number: 225-278-3075
The LSU Museum of Natural Science was founded in 1936, when its first director, George H. Lowery, Jr., assembled a few study specimens of birds in a classroom in Audubon Hall. Since its move to Murphy J. Foster Hall in 1950, the museum has continued to expand and is currently one of the nation's largest natural history museums, with holdings of over 2.5 million specimens. As the only comprehensive research museum in the south-central United States, the LSU Museum of Natural Science fulfills a variety of scientific and educational roles, including generation of new knowledge in the fields of zoology, archaeology, and paleontology through scholarly research based primarily on natural history collections, collection and preservation of research specimens as a resource for study of the earth's natural history, education of graduate and undergraduate students in academic areas that are most effectively taught in the museum setting, education of the public by means of exhibits and lecture programs, and assistance to local citizens, wildlife officials, and forensic specialists through identification and consultation services.

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