Introduction to Denham Springs, Louisiana
Denham Springs, Louisiana, in Livingston county, is 9 miles E of Baton Rouge, Louisiana (center to center) and 64 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is considered part of the Baton Rouge metropolitan area. Denham Springs has a population of 8,757.
Denham Springs History
Denham Springs was named after William Denham who settled in that area in the year 1827. The Mineral Springs located in the area between Amite River and River Road was also discovered by him. In the upcoming years, this discovery proved to be a huge benefit. A number of health resorts were built around he springs because people suffering from yellow fever thought that the water of the springs were magical and would prevent them from the fever. Soon a village grew up and now it has developed into a popular place to stay, shop and dine.
Denham Springs and nearby Attractions
- Audubon State Historic Site
- Magnolia Mound Plantation
- Centenary State Historic Site
- Baton Rouge Zoo
- Blue Bayou Waterpark
Things To Do In Denham Springs
Visitors interested in hiking, biking, canoeing, and nature center can enjoy visiting Tickfaw State Park. Midway Baptist Church, Saint Francis Episcopal Church, and First United Pentecostal Church are among the local churches that one may like to visit. Tourists interested in wild life may visit the Baton Rouge Zoo.
Denham Springs Transportation
One can avail air transportation from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Denham Springs Higher Education
Southern University and A & M College, Southeastern Louisiana University, and Nicholls State University offer higher educational facilities.