Introduction to Bogalusa, Louisiana
Bogalusa, Louisiana, in Washington county, is 53 miles NW of Gulfport, Mississippi (center to center) and 59 miles N of New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 1906, the Great Southern Lumber Company mill was opened and a city was built around it for the workers. William H. Sullivan was town boss while the city was being built. Due to its rapid construction it was then called Magic City. On July 4, 1914, Bogalusa was incorporated as a city. It was Deacons for Defense and Justice’s center of activity in the mid - 1960s.
Bogalusa and nearby Attractions
- Collinswood School Museum
- Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum
- Fairview - Riverside State Park
- Bogalusa Country Club
- Buccaneer State Park
Things To Do In Bogalusa
Once in the city, you can visit the local churches like Superior Avenue Baptist Church, Annunciation Catholic Church, Antioch Holiness Church of Christ, and Memorial Baptist Church. You may also take a trip to the museums like Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime Museum and UCM Museum. The parks like Fairview - Riverside State Park, Buccaneer State Park, and Percy Quin State Park offer facilities for fishing, swimming, and camping. They also includes play grounds and scenic trails.
Stennis International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Bogalusa Higher Education
Louisiana Technical College - Sullivian Campus is the local college. Apart from that, higher education can also be availed from Pearl River Community College and Southeastern Louisiana University.