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Ruston
Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

ZipCodes
71270




Page Contents for Ruston, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Ruston is approximately 23,000 1998, 21859 2010.
The approximate number of families is 7,669 1990, 8626 2010.
The amount of land area in Ruston is 44.768 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.202 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ruston to Washington DC is 1011 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 169 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ruston is positioned 32.53 degrees north of the equator and 92.63 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ruston average annual rainfall is 48.7 inches per year
Ruston average annual snowfall is 1.5 inches per year.
Ruston average temperature is 64.8 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 46.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82.2 degrees F.

Location

in North Central Louisiana at the cross roads of U.S. Highway 167, Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 80, not far from Monroe.
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Geography


rolling hills with pine trees.
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History & History Related Items

In 1883, Robert E. Russ bought a large tract of land from a local farmer. He then gave 640 acres to the Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad to be used for a townsite. The new town, Ruston, was named after its benefactor and incorporated as a town in 1884. It remained small, with the Russ home the only one, for quite a while, but continued to slowly but surely grow larger to its present population of around 23,000 residents.
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Attractions

Ruston Attractions

Ruston Peach Festival

Learn more about Ruston and Lincoln Parish at this stie.
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Ruston City Government

Ruston, Louisiana

Ruston has a mayor-city council form of government.

Ruston Schools

Ruston High School
This school was built in 1938 and is one of four high schools in the Lincoln Parish School System.


Louisiana Tech University
P.O. Box 3178
Ruston, LA 71272
Phone: 1-800-LATECH-1 or 318 257-3036 Ruston

Miscellany

Ruston Population:
1990 - 20,474
1998 - 23,000

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