Introduction to Minden, Louisiana
Minden, Louisiana, in Webster county, is 26 miles E of Bossier City, Louisiana (center to center) and 204 miles E of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Shreveport - Bossier City metropolitan area. Minden contains a population of approximately 13,027.
The city of Minden is the parish seat in Webster Parish. It was named after a city in Germany. The city of Minden was established in the year 1836 by Charles H. Veeder. During the American Civil War, a large Confederate encampment housed some fifteen thousand soldiers and was located east of Minden. The city was a strong base for the soldiers during the time of the war. Even though the city suffered several injuries from the great depression, it recovered gradually.
Minden and nearby Attractions
- Lake Bistineau State Park
- Mansfield State Historic Site
- Sci - Port Discovery Center
- Kisatchie National Forest
- Chicot State Park
Things To Do In Minden
Tourists can visit the Mansfield State Historic Site while in Minden. The Kisatchie National Forest spreads across a huge area of land and is beautiful to venture during free hours. Tourists can also check out some of the scientific discoveries done in the Sci - Port Discovery Center. The Lake Bistineau State Park and Chicot State Park are also worth visiting.
Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Minden Higher Education
Bossier Parish Community College, Centenary College of Louisiana, Grambling State University, and Louisiana State University are some of the universities and colleges that offer scopes for higher education.