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Arcadia

Bienville Parish,

Louisiana

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"Sportsman's Paradise"


The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.


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71001

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Arcadia is approximately 2,854 (2005), 2919 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,231 (2000), 1069 (2010).

The amount of land area in Arcadia is 7.678 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Arcadia is 3.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Arcadia to Washington DC is 1026 miles. The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 180 miles. (as the crow flies)
Arcadia is positioned 32.55 degrees north of the equator and 92.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Arcadia elevation is 360 feet above sea level.
Arcadia per capita income is $10,962 (2000).
Arcadia median income is $24,600 (2005).

The Arcadia median home price is $44,000 (2005).

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Location

Arcadia location: in northwest Louisiana near Grambling and Ruston. Other nearby communities include Bryceland, Gibsland, Simsboro, Athens, Bienville and Lisbon.

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Climate & Weather

Arcadia average annual rainfall is 54 inches per year
Arcadia average temperature is 66 degrees F.
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Arcadia history:

Though Arcadia was inhabited as early as the 1820’s, it was not incorporated as a village until 1855. The name was bestowed by the first postmaster, Shadrick P. Sutton, and means beautiful hills. It became an official town in 1903 once it reached the requisite 1,000 residents. The present location was taken in 1884 when the town was moved to be closer to the railroad as it came through. Arcadia’s claim top fame came in 1934 when the pursued outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were trapped and killed by the Parish Sheriff’s posse.

The settlement which was to become Arcadia had its origins in the 1820's, but it was not until 1855 that Arcadia became an incorporated village. Shadrick P. Sutton was the first post master, and it was he who gave Arcadia its name, which means "beautiful hills." Arcadia officially became a town in 1903 when the census declared that there were one thousand residents. The original townsite is still referred to as Old Town by the local residents. Try this history page for Arcadia.
Historic Downtown Arcadia
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Arcadia attractions:

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Bonnie and Clyde Trade Days

IT HAPPENED HERE!


23 May 1934 - The deaths of Bonnie & Clyde on the outskirts of town. For details, see historical events for Arcadia.

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