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Denham Springs
Livingston Parish, Louisiana

ZipCodes
70726




Page Contents for Denham Springs, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Denham Springs is approximately 8,381 (1990), 10215 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,166 (1990), 4000 (2010).
The amount of land area in Denham Springs is 14.843 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.109 sq kilometers.
The distance from Denham Springs to Washington DC is 999 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 10 miles. (as the crow flies)
Denham Springs is positioned 30.47 degrees north of the equator and 90.95 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

at the intersections of the east-west highways, US 190 and Interstate 12, with La. Hwy. 16, the major north-south artery in western Livingston Parish.
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History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for Denham Springs.

This area has had several known names, among them Amite Springs, Hill's Springs and Denham Springs. In 1928 William Denham married Mercy Hogue, the daughter of Alexander Hogue, one of the first land owners of the area. He later purchased the 640 acres which were previously owned by his father-in-law. It is believed that he discovered the mineral springs on his property and soon built up a health resort there. But this is only theory and because of the many other springs in the area, not entirely supported. He was listed in the 1850 census as a farmer by occupation. He sold out to Stamaty Covas of New Orleans on 1 May 1855 and moved to Baton Rouge and later to Texas.

In October of 1879, John Sullivan applied for a post office to be established just north of the present city limits. Among the names considered for the Post office were Pine Bluff, Allen and Hill's Springs. Hill's Springs was the chosen name when the office was formally established on 12 Jan 1880. Around 1890, the post office was moved inside of what is now the city limits. On 9 May 1898, the name was changed to Denham Springs. Most feel this was in honor of William Denham, but some residents remember the post office department ordering the change due to other nearby offices with similar names in the state.
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Attractions

Learn more about Denham Springs at this site.

Things to do in Denham Springs.

Antique Village
25 stores in a 2 block area

Spring Park
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Denham Springs City Government

Denham Springs Mayor's Office
941 Government Street
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (504) 665-8121
fax: (504) 667-1584

Denham Springs Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
991 Government Street
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (504) 665-8155

Denham Springs Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
991 Government Street
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (504) 665-8155

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