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Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

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

Motto
Louisiana State Capital
"Authentic Louisiana at Every Turn"



Page Contents for Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community news

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
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 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.

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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Weather


moderate. Here is a weather page for the Baton Rouge area.
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History & History Related Items

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."

You can find Baton Rouge history information on this page
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Attractions

Learn all about Baton Rouge at Online Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Net - Much info about Baton Rouge and the area.

The Greater Baton Rouge Internet Rest Area and City Guide

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
Email: museum@lsu.edu
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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Baton Rouge City Government

City of Baton Rouge
Parish of East Baton Rouge
222 Saint Louis St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-5817
P.O. Box 1471
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: 225-389-3000 or 225-389-3123
Fax: 225-389-3127
Email

Baton Rouge City Parish Goverment
1755 Florida Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802-3841
Phone: 225-389-3141

Baton Rouge has a Mayor/Council form of government

The Greater Baton Rouge area consists of the following parishes:
Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Feliciana and West Baton Rouge.

The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) includes:
Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Livingston and West Baton Rouge Parishes.




OTHER GOVERNMENT


Office of the Governor
For more information
Baton Rouge LA 70804
Phone: 225-342-7015

Baton Rouge Historical Events

1999
Baton Rouge celebrated its 300th birthday in 1999 with Bonne Fête. The celebration was kicked off March 5-7, 1999

Baton Rouge Chamber

Chamber Of Greater Baton Rouge
564 Laurel St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1812
Phone: 225-381-7125
Email

Baton Rouge Community News

5 Jul 2016 - Man Shot and Killed By Two Police Officers Outside of Convenience Store - Alton Sterling was outside of the store apparently causing a disturbance of some kind involving a gun. The disturbance was reported to the Police and the two officers responded. After arriving at the store the officers ended up tackling Sterling and wrestling him to the ground. Sterling was shot multiple times soon after.

Sterling had a criminal record that included charges for aggravated battery, resisting an officer and domestic abuse battery. He also had served time for various other charges.

The two officers have been placed on administrative leave.

Baton Rouge Organizations

Chamber Of Greater Baton Rouge
564 Laurel St
Baton Rouge, LA 70801-1812
Phone: 225-381-7125
Email

Baton Rouge Libraries

East Baton Rouge Parish Library
7711 Goodwood Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA
Phone: 225-231-3750
Hours: Monday - Sunday -- hours vary
librarian: John Richard, Director (as of 1-1-02)

Baton Rouge Schools

Schools in the Baton Rouge area.

East Baton Rouge School District
1050 South Foster Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: 225-922-5400




HIGHER EDUCATION

Delta Junior College
7380 Exchange Pl
Baton Rouge, LA 70806-1529
Phone: 225-927-7780

Louisiana State University
Thomas Boyd Hall # 156
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-766-0600

Our Lady of the Lake College
5345 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808
Phone: (225) 768-1700

Southern University
Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70813 Phone: 225-771-2011 Baton Rouge

Miscellany

The population of Baton Rouge was:
1990 - 219,531
2000 - 227,818

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