Welcome to Greenwood - Louisiana
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member misfitt
N 32° 26.567 W 093° 57.272
15S E 410273 N 3589917
Quick Description: Greenwood Louisiana “Home of the Pioneer Club” - a nice small village in the northwest corner of Louisiana - almost Texas.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 6/6/2007 12:10:16 PM
Waymark Code: WM1N5D
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 50

Long Description:
In 1833 a man by the name of Samuel Greenwood established a trading post here, and it was from him that the town gets its name.

Shreveport had the fight for its life and won by the ”skin of its teeth” when an election was held between Greenwood and Shreveport in 1855 to decide which place should be the parish site, and our great city won by only 1 vote majority.

Although Shreveport had been named the parish seat, it was not to retain this distinction without a struggle. Greenwood competed with Shreveport for the location, and when the votes were counted, Shreveport had won by only one vote.
Type of community: Town

Visit Instructions:
More pictures of the sign would be great. Try and take a picture of yourself with it if you can!
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