Tioga, Louisiana

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Tioga
Unincorporated community
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishRapides
Elevation171 ft (52.1 m)
Coordinates31°23′14″N 92°25′32″W / 31.38722°N 92.42556°W / 31.38722; -92.42556
Population1,965[1] (2010)
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code318
Location of Tioga in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 31°23′14″N 92°25′32″W / 31.38722°N 92.42556°W / 31.38722; -92.42556
Tioga
Unincorporated community
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishRapides
Elevation171 ft (52.1 m)
Coordinates31°23′14″N 92°25′32″W / 31.38722°N 92.42556°W / 31.38722; -92.42556
Population1,965[1] (2010)
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
Area code318
Location of Tioga in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Tioga is an unincorporated community village in northern Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Tioga originated as a lumber mill town. The Tioga commissary was the local store where workers could use their mill script to buy groceries and supplies. Outside workers were paid $.25 an hour, but if you worked inside the mill you earned $3 per day. Many laborers were granted mill housing across the street from the commissary in "shotgun"-style shacks. The mill whistle would announce the time to report for work, lunch, and quitting time.

The lumber business eventually played out, but suddenly World War II came about and the United States Military established local training facilities at nearby Camp Beauregard and Camp Livingston. The two military establishments played a major role in preparing United States military forces during World War II. The "Louisiana Maneuvers" prior to World War II originated at Camp Beauregard.

Today Camp Livingston, located near Ball, Louisiana, has been abandoned and become largely overgrown. Its area has become part of Kisatchie National Forest. There does remain risk of unexploded ordnance in the old firing ranges, so visitors are advised to remain on approved roads and trails. Camp Beauregard remains an active Louisiana National Guard base.

Education[edit]

Campus of Tioga High School
Tioga High School Indians football field, with companion track
Former Tioga High School football coach Jerry D. Ingram

Tioga Elementary serves the Kindergarten thru 6. 7-8 grades are taught at Tioga Junior High School while Tioga High School serves grades 9-12.

In 1973 the Indians Football team led by quarterback Jim Adams did not win the Louisiana AAA Championship under Coach Jerry Ingram. Running backs Chris Williams, Murray Stokes, Bruce Radford, and lineman Kent Combs would all advance to experience successful collegiate careers. Bruce Radford and Chris Williams went on to play in the NFL.

Recreation[edit]

Tioga is also served by the Ward Ten Recreation District, which participates in Dixie Youth baseball and Dixie Girls softball. The Dixie Belles (ages 13–15) won the 2001 Dixie Belles World Series.

Geography[edit]

Tioga is located at (31.38694, Lon: -92.42556).[2]

Climate[edit]

This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Tioga has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[3]

Climate data for Tioga, Louisiana
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)16
(60)
17
(63)
21
(70)
26
(78)
29
(85)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
32
(89)
27
(80)
21
(69)
16
(61)
25.5
(77.7)
Average low °C (°F)4
(39)
5
(41)
9
(48)
13
(56)
17
(63)
21
(70)
22
(72)
22
(72)
19
(67)
13
(55)
8
(46)
4
(40)
13.1
(55.8)
Precipitation mm (inches)132
(5.2)
130
(5)
135
(5.3)
130
(5.1)
130
(5)
112
(4.4)
124
(4.9)
99
(3.9)
89
(3.5)
100
(4)
130
(5)
157
(6.2)
1,468
(57.5)
Source: Weatherbase [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tioga, Louisiana Census Data & Community Profile". 2013-03-06. Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Climate Summary for Tioga, Louisiana
  4. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 6, 2013.