Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

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Pleasant Hill is a village in Sabine Parish in western Louisiana, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the village population was 786. It is best known as the site of The Battle of Pleasant Hill, fought in April 1864.

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History

Pleasant Hill was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. Every April, a reenactment of the battle is held. It is one of the few reenactments staged at the actual battlefield of the engagement.

The Pleasant High School Lady Eagles won the 2006-2007 Class C State Championship on March 3, with their record of 36-5, for the first time in eighteen years.

Pleasant Hill is the birthplace and burial site of the legendary Shreveport minister D. L. Dykes, Jr., who pastored the large First United Methodist Church there from 1955-1984. Dykes was a pioneer of television ministry and a voice for racial harmony during the civil rights movement.

Geography

Pleasant Hill is located at 31°49′5″N 93°31′0″W / 31.81806°N 93.516667°W / 31.81806; -93.516667 (31.818013, -93.516715)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 4.0 km² (1.6 mi²), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 786 people, 293 households, and 200 families residing in the village. The population density was 194.5/km² (505.4/mi²). There were 337 housing units at an average density of 83.4/km² (216.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 58.78% White, 35.11% African American, 3.18% Native American, 0.13% Asian, and 2.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.

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