Greensburg, Louisiana

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Greensburg is a town in and the parish seat of St. Helena Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] The population was 631 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area. Greensburg is one of the oldest towns in Louisiana.[2]

During the American Civil War, Union General Albert L. Lee left from Baton Rouge with a division of cavalry on October 5, 1864, and raided Greensburg, where his men destroyed a tannery containing two thousand sides of leather. He also seized a large supply of quinine.[3]


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Geography

Greensburg is located at 30°49′41″N 90°40′9″W / 30.82806°N 90.66917°W / 30.82806; -90.66917 (30.827953, -90.669302)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²), of which, 2.5 square miles (6.5 km²) of it is land and 0.40% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 631 people, 242 households, and 150 families residing in the town. The population density was 250.6 people per square mile (96.7/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 109.2/sq mi (42.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 66.72% White, 32.96% African American, 0.16% Asian, and 0.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

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