The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Monroe (Louisiana)
MONROE, La., city, parish-seat of Ouachita Parish, on Ouachita River, and on the Missouri Pacific and the Vicksburg S and P. railroads, Arkansas and Louisiana Midland Railway and L. R. and Monroe Railway, about 155 miles north by west of Baton Rouge and 97 miles east of Shreveport. It has steamer connections with New Orleans and way towns on the bay. It is in an agricultural section in which raising cotton, corn, oats, cattle and hogs and lumbering are the chief industries. There are cotton-seed oil mills, cotton compresses, brick yards, lumber mills and woodenware factories. Pop. 17,500.