kids encyclopedia robot

Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish, Louisiana facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Pleasant Hill, Louisiana

Sodus
Village of Pleasant Hill
Pleasant Hill water tower
Pleasant Hill water tower
Nickname(s): 
P. Hill
Motto(s): 
Come Enjoy the Experience.
Location of Pleasant Hill in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Pleasant Hill in Sabine Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Sabine
Founded 1844
Incorporated 1893
Founded by John Jordan
Named for The rolling hills
Government
 • Type mayor-council
 • Body board of alderman
Area
 • Total 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Land 1.61 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
285 ft (87 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 617
 • Density 382.04/sq mi (147.48/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-61055
GNIS feature ID 2407527

Pleasant Hill is a village in Sabine Parish in western Louisiana, United States. As of the 2010 census, the village population was 1,232. It is best known as the site of The Battle of Pleasant Hill, fought in April 1864.

History

Pleasant Hill was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. Every April, a reenactment of the battle is held. It is one of the few reenactments staged at the actual battlefield of the engagement.

The Pleasant High School Lady Eagles won the 2006-2007 Class C State Basketball Championship on March 3, with their record of 36-5, for the first time in eighteen years.They also won the Class C State Track & Field Championship that same year. These championships were won under the leadership of Coach Sheryl A. Scott, a resident of Pleasant Hill.

The Pleasant High School Mighty Eagles won the 2011 Class C State Basketball Championship, for the first time in sixteen years. They defeated Family Christian with a score of 79-61. This championship was won under the leadership of Coach Brian S. Williams.

The Pleasant Hill Lady Eagles once again were afforded the opportunity to win the 2014-2015 Class C State Championship; however was unsuccessful in their attempt, and claimed the Class C State Runner-up title instead. This title was won under the leadership of Coach Jeremy Leach and Assistant Coach Laneisha Holmes.

Pleasant Hill is the birthplace and burial site of the legendary Shreveport minister D. L. Dykes, Jr., who pastored the large First United Methodist Church there from 1955-1984. Dykes was a pioneer of television ministry and a voice for racial harmony during the civil rights movement.

Geography

Pleasant Hill is located at 31°49′5″N 93°31′0″W / 31.81806°N 93.51667°W / 31.81806; -93.51667 (31.818013, -93.516715).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.0 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 300
1910 442 47.3%
1920 554 25.3%
1930 807 45.7%
1940 737 −8.7%
1950 856 16.1%
1960 907 6.0%
1970 826 −8.9%
1980 776 −6.1%
1990 824 6.2%
2000 786 −4.6%
2010 723 −8.0%
2020 617 −14.7%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Pleasant Hill racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 306 49.59%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 274 44.41%
Native American 5 0.81%
Other/Mixed 21 3.4%
Hispanic or Latino 11 1.78%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 617 people, 273 households, and 122 families residing in the village.

Education

Public schools in Sabine Parish are operated by the Sabine Parish School Board. The village of Pleasant Hill is zoned to Pleasant Hill High School [1] (Grades PK-12).

Notable people

  • Oscar K. Allen, governor of Louisiana from 1932–1936, taught school for a time at Pleasant Hill in the first decade of the 20th century.
  • Edgar Hull, co-founder of both the Medical Center of Louisiana at New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center Shreveport, practiced medicine in Pleasant Hill from 1929-1931.

Images for kids

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Pleasant Hill (Luisiana) para niños

Black History Month on Kiddle
Famous African-American Scientists:
Percy Lavon Julian
Katherine Johnson
George Washington Carver
Annie Easley
kids search engine
Pleasant Hill, Sabine Parish, Louisiana Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.