Introduction to Zachary, Louisiana
Zachary, Louisiana is 14 miles N of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and 79 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in East Baton Rouge county. The city is part of the Baton Rouge metro area. The population of Zachary is 11,275.
Zachary was named after a farmer who owned the land in the area. The city was incorporated in 1889. The first post office of the city was established in 1885. The city is in East Baton Rouge Parish, which was founded in 1812.
Zachary and nearby Attractions
- Lion Park
- Beaver Creek Golf Course
- Baton Rouge Zoo
- Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Things To Do In Zachary
Residents of Zachary love to visit the Lion Park, which comes with a number of recreational facilities. The Beaver Creek Golf Course is popular among local golfers. Tourists can also visit the Louisiana Art and Science Museum as well as the Baton Rouge Zoo. The city also organizes the Z-Fest every May.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International is the nearest major airport.
Zachary Higher Education
Institutes offering higher education to the residents of Zachary include Southern University and A&M College, Southeastern Louisiana University, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Nicholls State University.