Tunica, Louisiana

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Tunica
Unincorporated community
Tunica United Methodist Church
Tunica United Methodist Church
Tunica is located in Louisiana
Tunica
Tunica
Location within the state of Louisiana
Coordinates: 30°55′46″N 91°33′18″W / 30.92944°N 91.55500°W / 30.92944; -91.55500Coordinates: 30°55′46″N 91°33′18″W / 30.92944°N 91.55500°W / 30.92944; -91.55500
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish West Feliciana
Elevation 66 ft (20 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 556277[1]

Tunica is an unincorporated community in West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, United States. Its elevation is 66 feet (20 m).[1]

The United States Postal Service operates the Tunica Post Office along Louisiana Highway 66.[2]

Two sites on the National Register of Historic Places, Trudeau House and Trudeau Landing, are in Tunica.

Education[edit]

Tunica Elementary School

Residents are zoned to West Feliciana Parish Public Schools. Primary schools serving Tunica are Bains Lower Elementary School and Bains Elementary School in Bains.[3] Secondary schools serving Tunica are West Feliciana Middle School and West Feliciana High School in Bains.[4] The West Feliciana Parish Library is located in St. Francisville.[5] The library, previously a part of the Audubon Regional Library System, became independent in January 2004.[6]

Elementary school children previously attended Tunica Elementary School.[7] The Tunica Elementary building, on Louisiana Highway 66, is 20 miles (32 km) from St. Francisville. The original school administration office and wings opened in 1953, with a third wing and multi-purpose building added at a later point.[8] The school is several miles from the main entrance of Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP), and many of its students lived on the LSP grounds.[7] On May 18, 2011, due to budget cuts, the parish school board voted to close Tunica Elementary.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tunica, Louisiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ "Post Office Location - TUNICA." United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 28, 2010.
  3. ^ a b Rivas, Brittany. "West Feliciana board closes elementary school." WBRZ. May 18, 2007. Retrieved on February 18, 2012.
  4. ^ "Schools." West Feliciana Parish Public Schools. Retrieved on August 16, 2010.
  5. ^ "Directory." West Feliciana Parish Library. Retrieved on September 29, 2010.
  6. ^ "About Us." West Feliciana Parish Library. Retrieved on September 29, 2010.
  7. ^ a b "Fair enlivens out-of-the-way school." The Advocate. May 18, 1991. Retrieved on August 16, 2010. "Tunica Elementary is only a few miles from the main gate of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and many of its students live on the 18000acre prison"
  8. ^ "Our School." Tunica Elementary School. Retrieved on March 5, 2011.