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Monroe, LA

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.monroe.la.us/

Chamber of Commerce:
http://www.monroe.org/

Visitors Bureau:
http://www.monroe-westmonroe.org/

Population:
53107 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1785 (founded), 1819 (renamed)

County:
Ouachita Parish

Founded 1785 as Prairie de Canots, it was renamed in 1819 after James Monroe.

Seat of Ouachita Parish since 1807.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of Louisiana at Monroe
1931

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
CenturyTel
1930

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James L. Dennis
Judge
9-Jan-1936   5th Circuit Court of Appeals
Mantan Moreland
Actor
3-Sep-1902 28-Sep-1973 Birmingham Brown
Huey Newton
Activist
17-Feb-1942 22-Aug-1989 Black Panther
Bill Russell
Basketball
12-Feb-1934   Boston Celtics, five time MVP
David Toms
Golf
4-Jan-1967   Winner, 2001 PGA Championship
Susan Ward
Actor
15-Apr-1976   Meg Cummings on Sunset Beach



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