A little about West Monroe
Duck into Monroe-West Monroe, the home town of the stars of A&E's hit show Duck Dynasty. We've got unique shopping, tasty Louisiana food, and, from the Biedenharn's Coca-Cola to General Claire Chennault's Flying Tigers, Monroe-West Monroe is full of history and exciting adventure. Visit our museums, galleries, Downtown River Market, Landry Vineyards, and Black Bayou Lake National Wildlife Refuge. Be sure to visit our Calendar of Events for details on the great events happening in our area. In Monroe-West Monroe, there is so much to Discover!
The history of West Monroe
Ouachita Parish was established March 31, 1807 when the Territory of Orleans was divided. The original Ouachita Parish was later divided into the nine parishes that currently makeup Northeast Louisiana (Morehouse, Union, Caldwell, Franklin, Tensas, Madison, and East and West Carroll). The name Ouachita originated from the Indian tribe who inhabited the area at the time of settlement. The city of Monroe is the parish seat for Ouachita. The twin cities of Monroe-West Monroe began when Don Juan Filhiol was hired to establish Fort Miro as a Spanish presence on the north Ouachita River. Fort Miro became Monroe in May of 1819 to honor President James Monroe and the first steamboat to travel up the Ouachita to North Louisiana. West Monroe received its name in 1880 from railroad workers who needed to name a new city just west of Monroe. In 1914, Joseph Biedenharn, the first bottler of Coca-Cola, built his home in Monroe and was actively involved in the city’s development until his death.
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Businesses in West Monroe, Louisiana
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