Introduction to Bastrop, Louisiana
Bastrop, Louisiana, in Morehouse county, is 22 miles NE of Monroe, Louisiana (center to center) and 195 miles SW of Memphis, Tennessee.
The city of Bastrop in Louisiana is the seat of Morehouse Parish. The Native Americans were the original inhabitants of this region. Then the first settlement was set up at Point Pleasant in 1785 by Indian trader Francois Bonaventure. Bastrop was formed when 500 families were induced to settle in the area by Baron de Bastrop. The city was named Bastrop in honor of Baron de Bastrop. In the year 1852 the city was incorporated.
Bastrop and nearby Attractions
- Snyder Memorial Museum & Creative Arts Center
- Poverty Point State Historic Site
- Chemin - A - Haut State Park
- Cairo Museum
- Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Bastrop
Visitors to the city can enjoy the recreational facilities offered by various parks like he Ralph George Park, A P Carter Park, East Madison Park, and Emilea Park. One may also see the local churches such as Highland Baptist Church, Second Missionary Baptist Church, and First Church of God. Golf lovers may spend some time in the Morehouse Country Club. Those who are interested in wild life may visit the Georgia Pacific Wildlife Management Area.
Monroe Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Bastrop Higher Education
Louisiana Technical College - Bastrop Campus is the local college. Other educational institutions that one can opt for are University of Louisiana at Monroe and Louisiana Tech University.