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The population of Rodessa is approximately 294 (1990), 270 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 125 (1990), 112 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rodessa is 2.164 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rodessa to Washington DC is 1071 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 244 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rodessa is positioned 32.97 degrees north of the equator and 93.99 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Rodessa location: near Shreveport.

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Rodessa history:

Rodessa was one of the last boomtowns in America and hit during the mid-30s. It provided much of the fuel during World War II via pipelines to Baton Rouge, La. It swelled from a few hundred people to thousands almost over night and within 10 years was practically over with. A new expensive school built in 1939 with Federal and private funds was a showcase for Louisiana. It is now vacant and falling down. The high school lasted only a few years. Rodessa, in 2001, was reduced to about 350 people.
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Rodessa attractions:

Boomtown Celebration in Fall of Year
Rodessa Heritage Museum - Museum of local oil and school history now open in downtown.
Boyhood home of O.J.Simpson
Hometown of author Milt Hartsell, who wrote "Some Bright Morning, I'll Fly Away"-published in 2001--covering historical events in the Northwest Louisiana oil fields in a fictional novel, also reflects on the Ark-La_Tex during the World War II era. Hartsell, up until recently, was Mayor of Rodessa. (for more information see
Boyhood home of Dr. Butch Flores, noted historical author.

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