Louise, Mississippi

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Louise is a town in Humphreys County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 315 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Louise is located at 32°58′54″N 90°35′30″W / 32.98167°N 90.59167°W / 32.98167; -90.59167 (32.981549, -90.591624)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Citizens

William "Willie" Sklar served as alderman and later mayor for 3 terms. Sklar was a Jewish immigrant who came to Louise in search for the American Dream. Houston Antwine (born April 11, 1939 in Louise, Mississippi) is a former college and professional American football player from Southern Illinois University. He was drafted by the American Football League's Houston Oilers, then traded to the Boston Patriots in 1961. He is in the Southern Illinois University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Industry

Louise is mostly an agriculture community due in part it has some of the best farming land off of Silver Creek. One of the biggest farms is Seward & Son Planting Co.

Landmarks

Some places to see while in Louise are the Ferguson Hole and Lee Hong Food Co.

Legend And Myth

Legend has it that moonshine runners would take bootleged liquor in oak kasks and would hide it in old 5 mile lake. Panther Swamp Raceway is located just outside of town along with the famous Shake on The Lake.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 315 people, 117 households, and 80 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,898.5 people per square mile (715.4/km²). There were 125 housing units at an average density of 753.4/sq mi (283.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 54.29% African American, 44.13% White and 1.59% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.32% of the population.

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