Port Allen is a city in, as well as the parish seat of, West Baton Rouge Church, Louisiana, USA. Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, it is bordered by Interstate 10 as well as United States Freeway 190. The populace was 5,180 at the 2010 demographics, down from 5,278 in 2000. It is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Port Allen is home to the Mississippi Riverfront Advancement, which offers a panoramic sight of the Mississippi River and Baton Rouge, the West Baton Rouge Museum, the City of Port Allen Railway Depot, Scott’s Cemetery, the Port of Greater Baton Rouge, and also the Port Allen Lock.
Port Allen is named for Governor Henry Watkins Allen, the last governor of the state during the Confederacy.
The City of Port Allen, LA was incorporated in 1916 as well as operates under the Lawrason Act form of government. The mayor is elected at large. The chosen mayor is the city’s president and responsible for the day-to-day activities and services of the city. The mayor’s workplace includes the chief management policeman as well as the chief financial officer.
There are five common council participants, with 4 participants chosen from single-member areas as well as one member chosen at-large. The council writes plans, takes on ordinances as well as resolutions, and designates members to boards as well as payments.
The signed up historical locations in Port Allen include: Aillet House, Allendale Vineyard Historic Area, Monte View Hacienda House, Poplar Grove Vineyard Home, Port Allen Intermediate School, Sandbar Plantation Residence, and also the Smithfield Ranch House.
Port Allen Festivals consist of the Lagniappe Dulcimer Fete Festival, Port Allen Bonfires on the Mississippi River, SugarFest, West Baton Rouge Parish Fair, Kite Fest Louisiane, as well as the Oldies but Goodies Fest.
The West Baton Rouge Museum includes the gallery, the c. 1830 Aillet Home, a c. 1870s Reconstruction Era employee’s cabin, as well as a c. 1890s cabin enhanced to look as it would certainly have throughout the Civil Liberty Era), the c. 1880s Arbroth Vineyard Store, the c. 1938 Reed Ranch and Cattle Ranch Shotgun Residence, as well as a recreation early 20th-century barn.
The City of Port Allen Railway Depot is a gallery portraying the life of railroad employees in the 1940s. It consists of a box office, clothing and also memorabilia from that period, along with the typewriter originally made use of at the depot. The 1950 buggy, which is additionally open for scenic tours, is the just one in Louisiana that is almost totally brought back to its initial condition.
The Mississippi Riverfront Growth uses a panoramic sight of the Mighty Mississippi and also Baton Rouge. The location includes a pedestrian boardwalk with unique architectural paving, seeing benches, as well as decorative road lights. On this site a ferryboat ran between Port Allen as well as Baton Rouge from 1820 to 1968.
Scott’s Burial ground is the burial place of African Americans in West Baton Rouge, dating to the 1850s and enslavement times. It lies at the corner of Court and Business roads near the Riverfront Advancement.
The Port of Greater Baton Rouge, situated in Port Allen, is the head of deepwater navigation on the Mississippi River, serving barges and ocean-going vessels with worldwide import as well as export centers for all kinds of cargo, from grain to paper items, chemicals, manufactured products, bulk ores as well as petroleum products. It is one of the top ten ports in the country. It mistreats 61 million brief lots of cargo each year, has 3,000 feet (910 m) of dock and 550,000 square feet (51,000 m2) of storehouse space. Its centers include grain elevator storage, molasses, sugar, oil and also coffee terminals.