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 some of its students lived on the LSP grounds and surrounding area within the Tunica Hills area. [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 some of its students live on the 18000 acre prison"
  8. ^ "Our School." Tunica Elementary School. Retrieved on March 5, 2011.