Travel Log – 10/22/2007
What a rain storm! The weather channel predicted a downpour and Louisiana gave us a show! The campground was flood in an hour. Too bad Lisa planned today to use the campground laundry to do sheets and towels. She decided to drive from the RV to the laundry room and still was drenched.
~Lisa and Rick
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Denham Springs Facts
Denham Springs is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States, and part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area. The population was 10,206 at a 2005 population estimate.
Livingston Parish was originally part of the Florida Parishes. The parish was created on February 10, 1932, when the state Legislature split St. Helena Parish in two. Historians differ as to which one, but the parish was definitely named after either Robert or Edward Livingston. In 1869, the parish lost territory when Tangipahoa Parish was created. It later gained additional land when Maurepas Island was made part of the parish.
Livingston Parish consists of 642 square miles on 410,880 acres and is 32 miles wide. The geographical landscape of the parish varies from rolling terrain covered by slash pine and hardwood forests in the northern part to rich cypress forests and marshes that border on Lake Maurepas and the Amite River in the southern end.
Livingston Parish has eight municipalities, with Denham Springs being the largest. Other municipalities are Albany, French Settlement, Killian, Livingston (the parish seat), Port Vincent, Springfield and Walker.