Martin, Louisiana

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Martin is a village in Red River Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 625 at the 2000 census.

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History

The Reverend John Dupree (1806-1899) organized sixteen Baptist churches in Louisiana east of the Red River. where his work began in 1862. Earlier, he had organized congregations in Georgia. He traveled great distances on horseback and baptized hundreds of converts. An historical marker honoring Dupree's accomplishments has been placed at the Martin Baptist Church.[1]The church is located across the road from the small Martin Cemetery.

Geography

Martin is located at 32°5′57″N 93°13′7″W / 32.09917°N 93.21861°W / 32.09917; -93.21861 (32.099290, -93.218495)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 30.1 km² (11.6 mi²). 30.0 km² (11.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.34%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 625 people, 221 households, and 177 families residing in the village. The population density was 20.9/km² (54.0/mi²). There were 249 housing units at an average density of 8.3/km² (21.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.92% White, 1.12% African American, 0.48% Native American, 0.16% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 221 households out of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.1% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.5% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.22.

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