Greenwell Springs Tourism, Louisiana

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Greenwell Springs is an unincorporated community in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, United States. The ZIP code for this area is 70739. In the 1850s, Robert W. Greenwell purchased land in the area of what is now known as Greenwell Springs and began developing the area into a rural resort that was built around 10 medicinal springs. Despite the springs being in close proximity to each other, each spring was said to have very different and distinct mineral properties from the others. It was believed that this indicated the springs each came from different levels beneath the ground. The resort area became known as the Greenwell Springs Hotel, and was used during the Civil War as a headquarters and staging area by Confederate General John Breckinridge. Prior to the Battle of Baton Rouge in April 1862, Breckinridge's forces marched west to attack Union forces that had occupied the city. After the battle, Confederate forces retreated back to the Greenwell Springs Hotel and used it was a hospital for wounded troops. Both Union and Confederate troops were buried on the grounds of the hotel in unmarked graves. During the war, Robert W. Greenwell joined the Confederate Army, and served as a captain. He was the commander of the East Baton Rouge Guards which was then Company F, 3rd Louisiana Cavalry, during the Battle of Port Hudson. After the war, most of the resort village known as Greenwell Springs, as well as the Greenwell Springs Hotel, was torn down. The lumber from these buildings was used to help rebuild structures in Baton Rouge that had been damaged or destroyed during the war. In 1910, a new Greenwell Springs Hotel was built on the site of the old hotel. A new springhouse was built at the same time as the new hotel. A short time after construction was completed, the springs stopped flowing. The loss of the springs was believed to be because the mouths of the springs were opened too wide which resulted in a loss of water pressure. With the absence of the springs, the new hotel soon lost appeal and was closed down. In 1920, the Greenwell Springs Hotel burned down. The State of Louisiana later bought the property to use as a tuberculosis hospital and eventually as a mental hospital known as Greenwell Springs Hospital. It was during this time that the springs began to flow again. In April 2005, the unincorporated community of Greenwell Springs became part of the territory of the newly incorporated city known as Central. It is the home of former Louisiana State Senator Gaston Gerald, a farmer/rancher in East Baton Rouge and Washington parishes. Former State Representative Clif Richardson resides there. Dalton W. Honoré, state representative for District 63 in East Baton Rouge Parish, formerly resided in Greenwell Springs.


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Facts and Stats for Greenwell Springs*

  • Pollution Statistics in Greenwell Springs

    Know the pollution level of Greenwell Springs before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Greenwell Springs: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Greenwell Springs for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Greenwell Springs.

    • Burglary and Theft 60 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 68.33 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 69.64 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 73.33 (High)
    • Car Stealing 61.67 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 80 (Very High)
    • Attacks 60 (High)
    • Drug offense 82.14 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 71.67 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 15 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 63.33 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 71.43 (High)
  • Living in Greenwell Springs - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 31.84 (Low)
    • Climate Index 86.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 21.38 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.56 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 78.7 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.39 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Greenwell Springs

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Greenwell Springs

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 10 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 70 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 41 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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