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Arcadia Town

Bienville Parish, Louisiana

Arcadia Town Hall is located at 1819 South Railroad Avenue, Arcadia, LA 71001.
Phone: 318‑263‑8456.

Beginnings [1]

There is no doubt that during the great railroad era (c.1880-c.1940) the town of Arcadia existed and continued to flourish principally because of the presence of the railroad. Not only was the railroad the major artery of commerce for this inland commercial center, but the town itself had relocated about two miles in 1884 to be near the railroad. Being a railroad town enabled "New Arcadia" to prosper as a ginning and shipping center for cotton in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

  1. Vicksburg, Shreveport and Pacific Railroad Depot, Bienville County, LA, nomination document, 2007, Louisiana Office of Cultural Development, Division of Historic Preservation, www.crt.state.la.us, accessed October, 2014.