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Grand Cane
De Soto Parish Louisiana


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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Grand Cane is approximately 197 (2005), 242 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 107 (2000), 106 (2010).
The amount of land area in Grand Cane is 2.607 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Grand Cane is 1.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.022 sq kilometers.
The distance from Grand Cane to Washington DC is 1086 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 196 miles. (as the crow flies)
Grand Cane is positioned 32.08 degrees north of the equator and 93.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Grand Cane elevation is 302 feet above sea level.
Grand Cane median income is $ 31,429 (2000).
The Grand Cane median home price is $ 82,300 (2000).


in northwest Louisiana about 27 miles from Shreveport. Other nearby communities include South Mansfield, Mansfield, Keachi, Longstreet, Stanley, Stonewall and Logansport all in Louisiana and Joaquin in Texas.
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History & History Related Items

This general was known as the Grand Cane Territory back in the late 1800s when four families Abington, Rogers, Hobgood and Wagner settled here. Land was deeded to the New Orleans and Pacific Railroad in 1881 and the Village was laid out. The village of Grand Cane was incorporated in 1899. The small community grew rapidly and many businesses opened including doctors, a dentist, drug stores, newspaper, cotton gins and more along with many residences. The first accredited public high school in the state also opened here.

The village was hit hard by the Great depression and then, when the Texas and Pacific Railroad closed in the late 1950s, the decline escalated. No new business came here and old, established firms closed up or moved elsewhere. The town, though, refused to close down. A Rural Development Grant from the state allowed the Village to purchase the Hicks & Richardson building. Then other buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places. Now these buildings have been designated for public use and are supporting a rise in the local economy.

Here is a history page for Grand Cane.
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The incorporation of Grand Cane

29 June 1899

Grand Cane City Government

Village of Grand Cane
Phone 318-858-3251

Grand Cane Historical Events

1967, May
The oldest public high school in the state is here in Grand Cane. It opened in 1884 and the school was accredited as the first public high school in Louisiana in 1885. Sadly, it was closed in May of 1967. Grand Cane


the population of Grand Cane was:
1990 - 233
2000 - 191
2005 - 197

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