Denham Springs Real Estate

    About the Community of Denham Springs

    Denham Springs is a city in Livingston Parish, Louisiana, United States, and part of the Baton Rouge. Downtown Denham Springs has transformed itself from hardware stores, drug stores, doctor’s offices, and a single movie theater to a collection of various and varied forms of antique dealers. The downtown area is now called the Denham Springs Antique Village. Denham Springs has a Mardi Gras Parade held two Saturdays before Mardi Gras. Denham Springs hosts the Springfest, held on the last Saturday in April. Denham Springs is the largest area of commercial and residential development in Livingston Parish, and the only parish municipality classified as a city.

    Background Information

    The original land claims of John Noblet and Alexander Hogue form what is now the older section of Denham Springs, including the first residential and business districts. In 1828, William Denham, a Wilkinson County, Miss. native, married Mercy Hogue, the daughter of Alexander Hogue, and three months later purchased the 640 acres originally claimed by his father-in-law.Denham purchased the land and a slave for $1,350.

    A popular belief, supported by previously published histories, is that William Denham discovered the mineral springs on his property and that a health resort quickly grew up there. This belief defies logic, however, considering the number of springs which may be found in this area even today, and the length of time that elapsed before Denham arrived on the scene. No doubt Hogue and other early residents of the area depended on the springs for drinking water.

    Population in 1990 was 8,381, in 2000, 8,757, and increased to 10,308 by 2008.

    The city is situated at the intersections of the east-west highways, US 190 and Interstate 12, with La. Hwy. 16, the major north-south artery in western Livingston Parish. Denham Springs is also located on the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad, a line which played a large role in the city’s early development. The Amite River also forms a portion of the municipality’s boundary, but the river is not navigable at this point. Ground-water springs which come to the surface at the base of the low- lying ridge which runs through the center of the city have figured in the city’s name since at least the 1850s.

     

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