Evergreen, Louisiana

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Evergreen is a town in Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 314 at the 2000 census. Evergreen is located east of Bunkie.

The Western singer, songwriter, and actor Rudy Robbins was born in Evergreen in 1933. Also, Lionel Aldridge (February 14, 1941 – February 12, 1998) who played American football professionally as a defensive end in the National Football League on the historic Green Bay Packers teams of the sixties.



First named Bayou Ridge, this town's name was later changed to Evergreen, inspired by its beautiful, evergreen Magnolia trees. The first store in Evergreen was owned by Alonson Pierce, upon whose plantation the town was laid out prior to the Civil War. The town was chartered in 1869.[1]

Evergreen was also the site of an early renowned school in the area, the Evergreen Home Institute (1856) which later became Evergreen College, and then Evergreen High School in 1904.[2]


Evergreen is located at 30°57′10″N 92°6′33″W / 30.95278°N 92.10917°W / 30.95278; -92.10917 (30.952856, -92.109068)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 314 people, 137 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 308.1 people per square mile (118.9/km²). There were 152 housing units at an average density of 149.2/sq mi (57.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 73.57% White, 25.80% African American and 0.64% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

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