Transylvania, Louisiana

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Transylvania
Unincorporated community
TransylvaniaLAWatertower.jpg
Transylvania: Post office, water tower, and sign for general store.
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishEast Carroll
Elevation98 ft (29.9 m)
Coordinates32°40′42″N 91°10′57″W / 32.67833°N 91.18250°W / 32.67833; -91.18250
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes71286
Location of Transylvania in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States
 
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Coordinates: 32°40′42″N 91°10′57″W / 32.67833°N 91.18250°W / 32.67833; -91.18250
Transylvania
Unincorporated community
TransylvaniaLAWatertower.jpg
Transylvania: Post office, water tower, and sign for general store.
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
ParishEast Carroll
Elevation98 ft (29.9 m)
Coordinates32°40′42″N 91°10′57″W / 32.67833°N 91.18250°W / 32.67833; -91.18250
TimezoneCST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes71286
Location of Transylvania in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Transylvania [1] is an unincorporated community in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the population of Transylvania is 743.

Geography[edit]

Transylvania is located at 32.66° North, 91.25° West (ZIP Code centroid). It is about 10 miles (16 km) south of Lake Providence on U.S. Highway 65, at the junction with SR 581, not far from the Mississippi River.

The U.S. Census Bureau lacks statistics for the total area, land and water areas of Transylvania.

History[edit]

Mother teaching her children, 1939, Transylvania, Louisiana

Transylvania was named in the early 19th century by Transylvania University alumnus Dr. W. L. Richards. He bought large acreage in the northern Louisiana area and named the town after his beloved school, still in existence today in Lexington, Kentucky.

As the name of Transylvania is associated by many people in the United States with the Hollywood Dracula movies, the general store in the town sells Dracula- and bat-related merchandise to people passing through on Highway 65.

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