FACTOID # 30: If Alaska were its own country, it would be the 26th largest in total area, slightly larger than Iran.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > Crowley, Louisiana
City of Crowley
City
Downtown Crowley
Nickname : Rice Capital of America
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Acadia
Area 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km²)
 - land 4.9 sq mi (12.7 km²)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Center
 - coordinates 30°12′49″N 92°22′25″W / 30.21361, -92.37361Coordinates: 30°12′49″N 92°22′25″W / 30.21361, -92.37361
 - elevation 20 ft (6.1 m)
Population 14,225 (2000)
Density 2,895.1 /sq mi (1,117.8 /km²)
Incorporated 1887
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 70526
Area code 337
Location of Crowley in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Website : http://www.crowley-la.com

The city of Crowley is the parish seat of Acadia Parish, in the US state of Louisiana. [1] [2] The population was 14,225 at the 2000 census. The town is noted for its annual International Rice Festival. Crowley has the nickname of "Rice Capital of America", because at one time it was a major center for rice harvesting and milling. Today, Crowley still has a number of rice mills and rice is the main crop of many local farmers. In addition, in recent years, crawfish farming has become increasingly popular. List of cities, towns, and villages in Louisiana, arranged in alphabetical order. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area code 337 is a telephone area code that covers southernwestern Louisiana. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 331 × 303 pixelsFull resolution (331 × 303 pixel, file size: 12 KB, MIME type: image/png) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Donaldsonville, Louisiana Gonzales, Louisiana Sorrento, Louisiana... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_LA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Louisiana ... A parish seat is the administrative center of a parish in the US state of Louisiana. ... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Crowley is the home of Mastertrak Studios. The studio that is now Mastertrak was founded by J. D. "Jay" Miller in 1955 and has hosted such notable recording artists as Paul Simon and John Fogerty. The studio is known for producing Swamp blues music, as well as segregationist music of the 1960's. Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, half of the folk-singing duo Simon and Garfunkel who continues a successful solo career. ... This article is about the musician. ... The swamp blues is a form of blues music that is highly evolved and specialized. ...


The Crowley High School "Fighting Gents" were District 5-3A Champs in the 2006 football season and had a 10-0 perfect season. Crowley is also the home of Notre Dame High School. Notre Dame is a parish-wide Catholic school whose football program has won three state championships and numerous Ditrict Champion titles.

Contents

Geography

Crowley is located at 30°12′49″N, 92°22′25″W (30.213618, -92.373695)[3] and has an elevation of 20 feet (6.1 m)[4].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.7 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


History

Crowley was founded by C.C. Duson and W.W. Duson. Incorporated in 1887, W.W. Duson, General Manager of Southwest Louisiana Land Company, platted and developed Crowley. W.W. Duson's daughter, Maime Duson, married P.L. Lawrence, who founded the First National Bank of Crowley. The 10 story building was once the tallest building between Houston and New Orleans. They lived with their three children, P.L. Jr., Pattee, and Jack at 219 East 2nd Street. The house is now on the historic register. Year 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Houston redirects here. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...


In the early 20th Century, oil discoveries in Acadia Parish brought oil companies into the area looking to do business. Lafayette's Oil Center was initially planned for Crowley but the undocumented rumor is that the Lawrence family discouraged it. Another local rumor has it that The University of Louisiana - Lafayette was first offered to Crowley as well. The descendants of W.W. Duson owned much of Crowley and the surrounding land. P.L. Lawrence often walked about town and intended to keep Crowley as such a town. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Acadia Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... At present, no single institution exists with the specific, official name of the University of Louisiana. ...


The town was named after Pat Crowley, an Irish railroad man who brought the railroad depot to W.W. Duson's land. Members of the Holland family, who are descendants of founder W.W. Duson, still live in Crowley today. This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ...


Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 14,225 people,[2] 5,294 households, and 3,668 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,895.1 people per square mile (1,118.6/km²). There were 5,904 housing units at an average density of 1,201.6/sq mi (464.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 67.83% White, 30.98% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.10% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,294 households, out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.4% were married couples living together, 20.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.7% were non-families. 26.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.13. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $24,495, and the median income for a family was $28,180. Males had a median income of $27,684 versus $19,706 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,734. About 24.3% of families and 28.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.1% of those under age 18 and 22.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable people from Crowley

  • John Avery Bertrand- Former member and president of Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE)
  • John Breaux-Former US Senator and before that a Representative.
  • Gil Pinac - Member of the Crowley City Council (1987-1996), Alderman-at-Large & Mayor Pro-tempore. Member, Louisiana State House of Representatives (1996 - 2008). Chairman, House Commerce Committee. Chairman, Acadiana Delegation and Chairman, Rural Caucus, Louisiana State Legislature.
  • Kira Viator - (Born September 26, 1985) A native of Crowley, Louisiana, Kira began her music career at the age of four when she first started learning to play the accordion. By the time she was seven years old, Kira was playing her music publicly. At age nine, she learned to play the fiddle, and two years later Kira learned to play the piano. Later, Kira added the guitar to her repertoire. "Stickin' to My Roots" is her latest CD.
  • Chris Cart- Musician most noted as guitar player and singer of punk band Toxin III: one of Louisiana's first punk rock bands. Recorded in Mastertrak studios in 1981 and released their first record in 1982 on Vinyl Solution (now reissued on Hyped2Death, Boston in 2003, on Rave Up Records, Rome, Italy in 2004 and soon to be released on Snaps Music, Milan, Italy in 2007). The original 7" vinyl E.p. is now a bonafide collectors item, auctioning on ebay in excess of $500.
  • Tommy Casanova-All-American Football Player at LSU and All-Pro Football Player for the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Edwin Edwards--Former governor of Louisiana, U.S. representative, and state senator.
  • Paul B. Freeland -- Presbyterian minister, genealogist, philanthropist, historian of Acadia Parish.
  • Winsor Harmon-Soap opera actor born on the day of the John F. Kennedy assassination.
  • Chris John-Former Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives.
  • Edward "Kidd" Jordan, jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator
  • Tracy Andrus-First African American to earn a Ph.D. in Juvenile Justice from Prairie View A&M University in Texas; director of the Lee P. Brown Criminal Justice Institute at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas.
  • Bascom Mouton-Noted Acadian musician. Many fiddlers and Acadian musicians have highlighted his work over the years. Tributes and songs have been recorded and referenced to his music. He was featured at the International Rice Festival in Crowley, LA in music and on a poster depicting legendary fiddlers of Acadian Music. A small portion of his earlier work was recorded by CODAFIL. The original audio tape was recorded in the home of the Mouton family on a rice farm in Morse, Louisiana. His wife Euzide Mouton performed with him and many other legends of Acadian music. They spoke Acadian French. The rice farm was located on a gully in a rural area near Morse, Louisiana. The Acadian philosophy of the Mouton family was that you could add a little bit to the gumbo and there was always room for someone hungry, regardless of their race, religion, or background. Many did that and were treated to music by the family. He was friends with Lionel Leleux, another famous Acadian Musician. Lionel Leleux playing his music. The web site http://louisdl.louislibraries.org has the song "Two Step a Bascom Mouton" and Waltz de Bascom Mouton (La Malheureuse) as remembered by Lionel Leleux. The waltz, VALSE À DEUX TEMPS is attributed to Bascom Mouton on the web sitehttp://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/ Varise Connor learned the tune from Bascom Mouton at a party. There is an audio tape about Varise Connor, Eric Benoit, Michael Boucet visiting Bascom Mouton. Mouton family direct descendants live in Crowley, Louisiana and in Acadia Parish. His daughter Ruby Marie Mouton Miles has preserved his guitar, fiddle and photographs.
  • Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of famed American Children's author Laura Ingalls Wilder, attended high school in Crowley, Louisiana.

John Berlinger Breaux (last name pronounced BRO) was a United States senator from Louisiana from 1987 until 2005. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Tommy Casanova played football for LSU and for the Cincinnati Bengals. ... Edwin Washington Edwards (born August 7, 1927) served as the Democratic governor of Louisiana for four terms (1972–1980, 1984–1988, and 1992 –1996), twice as many terms as any other Louisiana governor has served. ... Paul Butterfield Freeland (September 15, 1904 – November 1, 1976) was a Presbyterian minister, historian, philanthropist, and genealogist from Crowley, the seat of Acadia Parish in south Louisiana. ... Winsor Harmon as Thorne Forrester Winsor Harmon (born Winsor Dewey Harmon III on November 22, 1963 in Crowley, Louisiana) is an American actor. ... President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally in the presidential limousine just moments before his assassination The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p. ... For the Indonesian Boxer see Chris John (boxer) Christopher Charles Chris John (born January 5, 1960), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from 1997 to 2005, representing the Seventh District of Louisiana (the southwestern or Cajun part of the state). ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... Edward Kidd Jordan is a jazz saxophonist and music educator from New Orleans, Louisiana. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Wiley College is one of the first and oldest historically black college west of the Mississippi River and is located on the west side of Marshall, Texas. ... Marshall is a major city of the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Texas. ... Rose Wilder Lane Rose Wilder Lane (December 5, 1886, De Smet, Dakota Territory – October 30, 1968, Danbury, Connecticut) was an American journalist, travel writer, novelist, and political theorist. ... Laura Ingalls Wilder (February 7, 1867 – February 10, 1957) was an American author. ...

References

  1. ^ "Crowley, Louisiana (LA) Detailed Profile" (notes), City Data, 2007, webpage: C-Crwly.
  2. ^ a b "Census 2000 Data for the State of Louisiana" (town list), US Census Bureau, May 2003, webpage: C2000-LA.
  3. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ US Board on Geographic Names. United States Geological Survey (2007-10-25). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... InsertSLUTTY WHORES≤ non-formatted text here{| class=toccolours border=1 cellpadding=4 style=float: right; margin: 0 0 1em 1em; width: 20em; border-collapse: collapse; font-size: 95%; clear: right; |+ United States Geological Survey |- |style= align=center colspan=2| [[Image:USGS logo. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • City of Crowley
  • International Rice Festival, held every third weekened in October
  • Acadia Parish Library

  Results from FactBites:
 
Crowley Louisiana Real Estate (499 words)
Crowley, the seat of Acadia Parish, in the heart of the rice growing belt of Southwest Louisiana, was the only town in the parish that did not develop naturally.
Crowley was totally planned and founded by two brothers, C.C. and W.W. Duson, with the financial backing of a group of St. Landry parish businessmen in 1886.
Crowley was named for Pat Crowley, the Irish contractor who graded the roadbed for the Southern Pacific Railroad through Acadia Parish.
CrowleyOnline.com (336 words)
The establishment of Crowley began with the sale of 174 acres of land for $80 in 1886 to the Southwest Louisiana Land Company.
A fascinating town, Crowley is the only city in Louisiana that knows its birth date - January 4th, 1887.
The seat of Acadia Parish, Crowley is known as the Rice Capital of America with more rice mills than any other city in the United States.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m