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Krotz Springs
Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana


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Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Krotz Springs is approximately 1,285 (1990), 1198 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 526 (1990), 474 (2010).
The amount of land area in Krotz Springs is 3.855 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.013 sq kilometers.
The distance from Krotz Springs to Washington DC is 1035 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 38 miles. (as the crow flies)
Krotz Springs is positioned 30.53 degrees north of the equator and 91.75 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Situated on the banks of the Atchafalaya River, Krotz Springs, LA was founded in the early 1900's by Charles W. Krotz, a native of Ohio. When looking for oil, he struck an artesian well of terrific pressure. Krotz advertised the water as a cure for all kinds of ailments and the finest bathing water in the world. He advertised Krotz Springs as the coming health resort of the south. Krotz Springs is a unique town in that it is one of only a few communities in the nation completely surrounded by a ring levee, built after the flood of 1927.
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The founding of Krotz Springs

early 1900's

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