Port Allen, Louisiana

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City of Port Allen
The Old Ferry Landing at Port Allen
The Old Ferry Landing at Port Allen
Location of Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Coordinates: 30°27′13″N 91°12′36″W / 30.45361°N 91.21000°W / 30.45361; -91.21000Coordinates: 30°27′13″N 91°12′36″W / 30.45361°N 91.21000°W / 30.45361; -91.21000
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishWest Baton Rouge
Incorporated1916
Named forHenry Watkins Allen
Government
 • MayorDemetric "Deedy" Slaughter (elected 2012; recalled 2013)[1]
Lynn Robertson (mayor from 1993 to 2004 and in the interim from December 2013 to May 2014)[2]

Richard N. Lee, III (D) (elected April 5, 2014)
Carey S. Williams (D) (alderman at large)

Brandon D. Brown (D) (Councilman District IV) Elected 2012, Re-Elected 2016
Area
 • Total3.33 sq mi (8.62 km2)
 • Land2.83 sq mi (7.34 km2)
 • Water0.49 sq mi (1.28 km2)
Elevation
26 ft (8 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total5,180
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
4,743
 • Density1,673.02/sq mi (645.96/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP Code
70767
Area code(s)225
FIPS code22-61790
Websitewww.portallen.org

Port Allen is a city in, and the parish seat of, West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States.[5] Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, it is bordered by Interstate 10 and US Highway 190. The population was 5,180 at the 2010 census, down from 5,278 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Port Allen is home to the Mississippi Riverfront Development, which provides a panoramic view of the Mississippi River and Baton Rouge, the West Baton Rouge Museum, the City of Port Allen Railroad Depot, Scott's Cemetery, the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, and the Port Allen Lock.

Port Allen is named for Governor Henry Watkins Allen, the last governor of the state during the Confederacy.

  1. ^ http://www.nola.com/news/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2013/11/port_allen_voters_recall_mayor.html
  2. ^ "Terry L. Jones, Jindal taps Lynn Robertson as Port Allen's interim mayor, December 17, 2013". Baton Rouge Morning Advocate. Archived from the original on December 19, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference USCensusEst2019CenPopScriptOnlyDirtyFixDoNotUse was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  5. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.

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