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Transylvania, Louisiana

The last time I was here, an old woman was turning the school into a flea market & she gave me a tour of the whole place. I was hoping to see her again, but it appears she has given up or worse.


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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