Gardner, Louisiana

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Gardner, Louisiana
Unincorporated community
Gardner, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Gardner, Louisiana
Gardner, Louisiana
Coordinates: 31°16′11″N 92°41′35″W / 31.26972°N 92.69306°W / 31.26972; -92.69306Coordinates: 31°16′11″N 92°41′35″W / 31.26972°N 92.69306°W / 31.26972; -92.69306
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Rapides
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Population
 • Total 1,965
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71431
Area code(s) 318
GNIS feature ID 547386[1]

Gardner is an unincorporated community in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. Gardner is part of the Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located at the junction of Louisiana Highway 28 and Louisiana Highway 121 15 miles (24 km) west-southwest of Alexandria.[2] Gardner has a population of 1,965.[3] Gardner's post office ZIP code 71431.[4][5] China Grove, a house listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Gardner.[6]

B.G. Dyess, a Southern Baptist pastor for seventy-three years and a member of the Louisiana State Senate from 1996 to 2000, was born in the Gardner Community in 1922 and is interred there at the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery.

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