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St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

70458, 70460, 70461

Page Contents for Slidell, Louisiana

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Slidell is approximately 31,000 (1997), 27068 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,087 (1990), 10050 (2010).
The amount of land area in Slidell is 24.205 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.831 sq kilometers.
The distance from Slidell to Washington DC is 952 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 81 miles. (as the crow flies)
Slidell is positioned 30.28 degrees north of the equator and 89.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Located near New Orleans, over Lake Pontchartrain, Slidell became a gateway out of the New Orleans area with the railroad and the highways. It began as a settlement on Bayou Bonfouca in 1852. The area's land was held by those with Spanish and French land grants. Robert's Landing was where the waterways were entered to go to points south or east. The New Orelans and Northeastern Railroad came into the area in 1881. The construction of the rail line from Mississippi brought new people here. The line was completed on October 15, 1883 and the same year a town site was surveyed and mapped. They named it Slidell station. It was named after John Slidell, a Confederate ambassador, by Baron Erlanger, his son-in-law. After a post office was established in 1884, the town began to grow more. The town of Slidell was incorporated on November 13, 1888. There were about 2,320 acres within the town limits. The first mayor was Seth H. Decker. During the late 1800's, the town grew greatly. Businesses flourished. Shipyards were built which also added to the economy of the area. In 1962, NASA came into the area with the Slidell Computer complex
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The settling of Slidell


The incorporation of Slidell

November 13, 1888 (town)


Slidell Dance Theater
742 Michigan Ave.
Slidell, LA
Phone: 504 643-7781
Non-profit group to promote dance with an emphasis on ballet.
Salmen-Fritchie House
127 Cleveland Avenue
Slidell, LA
Phone: 504 643-1405
This home was built in 1895 by Fritz Salmen, one of the founders of Slidell. He was a major businessman of the area with a brickyard and lumberyard.
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Slidell City Government

Slidell City Hall
2055 2nd St.
P.O. Box 828 Slidell, Louisiana 70459-0828
Phone: (504) 646-4300

Slidell Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
118 W. Hall Ave.
Slidell, LA 70460-2633
Phone: (504) 643-5678
Fax: (504) 649-2460

Slidell Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
118 W. Hall Ave.
Slidell, LA 70460-2633
Phone: (504) 643-5678
Fax: (504) 649-2460

Slidell Libraries

Slidell Branch Library
555 Robert Blvd.
Slidell, LA 70458-1645
Phone: (504) 646-6470

Slidell Schools

Slidell High School
1 Tiger Dr.
Slidell, Louisiana 70458-2046
Phone: 504-643-2992

Slidell Technical College
1000 Canulette Rd.
Slidell, LA 70458-4239
Phone: 504-646-6430

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