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Alexandria Essential Info


Alexandria is a historic city, rich in Louisiana history. Civil War historic sites along with easy access to numerous historic locations make it a city ideal for history enthusiasts and for sportsmen.

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  1. Like many other southern cities, the largest single church denomination in the Alexandria area is Southern Baptist.
  2. Anna Margaret Collins, an American singer-songwriter and actresst known for her work on the soundtrack of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Starstruck, was raised in Alexandria.
  3. The city was named after Alexander Fulton, a businessman from Washington County, who received a land grant from Spain in 1785, and the first organized settlement was made at some point in the 1790s.

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