Baton Rouge is the capital city of Louisiana. The city is in the East Baton Rouge near the Mississippi River.
ExxonMobil operates a refinery in Baton Rouge. The plant processes about 500,000 barrels of oil every day on average. The plant employs more than 4,000 people. The Dow Chemical Company also has a plant near Baton Rouge. The plant is about fifteen miles south in Plaquemine.
Louisiana State University serves about 25,000 students every year in Baton Rouge. The school is home to the Paul M. Hebert Law Center and the E.J. Ourso College of Business. The city is also home to Southern University, one of the largest historically black universities in the country.
Baton Rouge is home to multiple naval shipping sites. The Port of Baton Rouge takes in various cargo shipments every day. The city is the furthest up on the Mississippi River that can bring in Panamax ships that are close to a thousand feet in length.
Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge is one of the largest sporting venues in the world. The home of the LSU football team can fit 102,321 people. The stadium has been the host to LSU football since 1924, and it was also used for New Orleans Saints games in 2005 due to damages in the city caused by Hurricane Katrina.
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was founded in 1699 following the discovery of the area by Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville. The town was settled in 1721 and would grow after the Louisiana Purchase of 1803. Baton Rouge became the new capital of Louisiana in 1846. The move came as the state’s legislature argued that New Orleans had become “sinful.” The city would grow in the twentieth century thanks to the support of the petrochemical and oil industries.
The city has a population of about 230,000, while the metropolitan area is home to about 830,000 people. Baton Rouge is the second-largest city in Louisiana behind New Orleans.
Baton Rouge is about 80 miles northwest of New Orleans. The cities link to one another through Interstate 10. The Horace Wilkinson Bridge brings I-10 over the river, eventually reaching Lafayette and Lake Charles.
The Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport is to the north of the city. The airport was once used as a training site for the United States Air Force.
Be sure not to mow too often. If you mow too often, it's gonna hurt your grass.
We have a double gate on the fence to fit almost any size lawn mower for the back yard.