Introduction to Bossier City, Louisiana
Bossier City, Louisiana, in Bossier county, is 179 miles E of Dallas, Texas. Part of the surrounding Shreveport - Bossier City metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Bossier City is home to some 56,461 residents.
Bossier City History
Bossier City was originally known as Bennett's Bluff and was named after William Bannett. He, along with his business partner and wife owned a plantation near the Red River. After the death of William Bannett, his wife married his business partner James Cane and the plantation was named as Cane's Landing. After its incorporation, it was renamed Village of Bossier City. It was classified as a city by Governor Earl Kemp Long.
Bossier City and nearby Attractions
- Cashpoint Plantation House
- Jefferson Railway Depot
- Mansfield State Historic Site
- Sci - Port Discovery Center
- Starr Family Home State Historic Site
Things To Do In Bossier City
Visitors to Bossier City can see the Clear Lake and the Flag Lake. One may like to enjoy the recreational facilities offered by Hooter Park, Mike Woods Park, Mike Woods Park, and the Shed Road Park. Tourist can also take a trip to Mardi Gras Museum. The Sunflower Baptist Church, Antioch Baptist Church, and House of Prayer are among the local churches.
Bossier City Transportation
Barksdale AFB is the nearest airport.
Bossier City Higher Education
Bossier Parish Community College is the local college. Higher educational facilities are also offered by Louisiana State University - Shreveport and Southern Arkansas University Main Campus.