Welcome to Alexandria, Louisiana.
Alexandria, Louisiana, is a city that is almost in the exact geographic center of the state. Its population as of the 2000 census was 46,342. Alexandria was named in honour of Alexander Fulton, on whose grant from Spain the first settlement was made in 1785; it was first incorporated as a town in 1818 and received a city charter in 1882
During the Civil War (May, 1864), Alexandria was put to the flames by federal troops.
There are plenty of sights to see and places to visit in Alexandria. One of the main attractions is the Kent House, as it was built in 1800, making it the oldest structure in the heart of Louisiana. The Alexandria Zoo has over 500 animals including many endangered species.
The Mardi Gras au Coeur de la Louisianne (Mardi Gras in the Heart of Central Louisiana) is held annually since its beginnings in 1994.
Having only started with 10 floats and participation of 4 Mardi Gras Krewes it now boasts 22 floats and 14 Mardi Gras Krewes. Make sure that you are one of the 120,000 people that attends the next parade!
The Port of Alexandria has expanded and the England Industrial Airpark has been given special acclaim. The Riverfront Convention Center offer on of the largest exhibit areas in the state of Louisiana.
How to use this site.
Within the pages of this extensive website, you will be able to locate shops, restaurants, hotels, businesses and most anything else you may wish to find.
Locating information in Alexandria is easy, and here is how to start.
If you are looking for a Hotel in Alexandria, simply click on the category at the bottom part of this screen i.e. Hotels, and you will find a list of accommodations to suit your budget and style. In this section and others, you can make an online reservation by clicking on the hotel to get further information.
Alternatively, you can click on the alphabet and locate many listings. If you need to find an Insurance Broker - click on the letter I, and for a Barber - click on the letter B.
If you have a business that is not listed in this website please send us your details as the basic listing is absolutely free!
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This is your Alexandria website so please email us with anything you would like to see on it and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Local daily news in Alexandria:
Self Reliant Living Expo
Self Reliant Living Expo Saturday, May 18, 2013 9am-4pm The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 611 Versailles Blvd Alexandria, LA 3:00-3:25p How to Cook With Food Storage Supply by Pineville Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS Booths set up inside the building with displays and information on: Reloading Ammunition Hurricane ... (more)
Attempted Murder Arrest
May 14, 2013 - On 05-10-2013, Alexandria Police arrested Michael Butler Jr., 20 of Alexandria and charged him with 1ct-Attempted 2nd Degree Murder and 1ct-2nd Degree Battery.
Cultural Diversity in Alexandria, Louisiana
Louisiana offers cultural diversity in the city of Alexandria that makes for a great vacation destination.
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Places of interest:
Pineville, LA (4.5 miles), Ball, LA (8.9 miles), Woodworth, LA (9.8 miles), Lecompte, LA (14.5 miles), Boyce, LA (15.9 miles), Pollock, LA (16.4 miles), Forest Hill, LA (17.9 miles), Dry Prong, LA (20.4 miles).