Dodson, Louisiana

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Dodson is a village in Winn Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 357 at the 2000 census.

Dodson was the birthplace of the Alexandria businessman Morgan W. Walker, Sr. (1893–1983), the founder of what became Continental Trailways and Walker-Roemer Dairy and a director of the former Guaranty Bank and Trust Company.

Morgan Walker's cousin, William Stewart Walker, a United States Army soldier in World War II who later rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel, grew up north of Dodson in the Wyatt community in Jackson Parish. In 1964, he was the Republican nominee for the former 8th congressional district seat in the United States House of Representatives in 1964. He was defeated by Speedy O. Long of La Salle Parish. W.S. Walker is interred in Transport Cemetery in Dodson.

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Geography

Dodson is located at 32°4′40″N 92°39′40″W / 32.07778°N 92.66111°W / 32.07778; -92.66111 (32.077899, -92.661140)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 5.8 km² (2.2 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 357 people, 140 households, and 102 families residing in the village. The population density was 61.3/km² (158.4/mi²). There were 167 housing units at an average density of 28.7/km² (74.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 75.07% White, 22.41% African American, 0.28% Native American, and 2.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.80% of the population.

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