Keachi, Louisiana

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Keachi (sometimes spelled Keatchie or Keachie) is a town in De Soto Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 323 at the 2000 census. It is part of the ShreveportBossier City Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

Keachi features several sites on the National Register of Historic Places, including Allen House, Keachi Baptist Church, Keachi Presbyterian Church, Keachi Store, Keachi United Methodist Church, Liberty Lodge, The Oaks, Prude House, Spell House, and the Swearingen House[1]. It also includes the Keachie College.

During the American Civil War, the Keatchie "highlanders" obtained $1,500 from the De Soto Parish Police Jury for the war effort. The highlanders were known for their unusual dress, kilts and plaids, purchased with these funds.[1]

Geography

Keachi is located at 32°10′55″N 93°54′24″W / 32.18194°N 93.90667°W / 32.18194; -93.90667 (32.182055, -93.906658)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²), of which, 5.0 square miles (13.0 km²) of it is land and 0.20% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 323 people, 135 households, and 91 families residing in the town. The population density was 64.4 people per square mile (24.8/km²). There were 147 housing units at an average density of 29.3/sq mi (11.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 65.33% White, 29.41% African American, 2.17% from other races, and 3.10% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.79% of the population.

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