Historic Dunn House
In 1995, a group of citizens led by the Greenwood Pioneer Club and the Greenwood Women’s club, started on a venture to save a decaying old home that had once been a Confederate Hospital. It has sat vacant for many years in a field next door to the wrecking yard unnoticed by many and an eye sore for many. Soon there was a sign put up and people began the arduous task to save the old Dunn House.
After a lot of work, barbeques and other fund raisers, the money was raised to move the house to a new location in the center of Town next door to Town Hall. The property was donated by Glen Graves at the wishes of Mildred Baker Meeker.
After the house was moved to it’s new location a surprise awaited the towns people. The parlor was covered in a layer of sheet rock. The decision was made to take the sheet rock down to allow the cypress walls to show. When the sheet rock was removed the beautiful stencil was discovered. Now they had a real treasure. There are only three houses in Louisiana with stenciling of this caliber in existence today.
The Pioneer Building (located in William Peters Town Park) housed the Greenwood Fire Department for many years. The alarm bell is still in the park.
Greenwood is located along the border between Texas and Louisiana, along Interstate 20. We are the gateway into Louisiana when heading east and only a few miles outside Shreveport-Bossier. We are easy to get to and have lots to see and do once you arrive.
- American Rose Center - 118 acres of gardens, home to the American Rose Society
- Gators & Friends - petting zoo, zipline, gators, high speed go-karts
- Boothill Speedway - year round dirt track racing
- Find more to do in Shreveport-Bossier on the Fun Guide.
We also have events all year long, which you can find on our calendar.
The McClurg House and family (circa 1914) - The grandmother of William Peters McClung, for whom the Greenwood town park is named, is third from the left in front.
Many a man "bit the dust" with his boots on in this last outpost for mail to the West. Letters were often marked “Hold for Texas,” when the twice-a-year visitors would collect their mail. A flourishing town in the 1850s, Greenwood had a tan yard, a saddlery, one distillery, three brick yards, a wagon and plow factory, a foundry and machine shop, a blacksmith shop, a tin shop, 7 stores, a Masonic Lodge, two two-story schools, five doctors, a Methodist Church, a 15-room hotel, and 9 thriving saloons, Traffic was heavy, averaging 100 wagons a day - pulled by 8 or 10 oxen to the wagon. In 1974, a small group of citizens, proud of their rich and colorful history in this area, met and organized for the first Greenwood Pioneer Club. The Greenwood Pioneer Club - a non-profit, community-minded organization - planned and directed the first Greenwood Pioneer Heritage Festival in 1979.
So much to see and do!
William Peters Town Park
Our Town Park is a celebration of our community and honors those who have fought and served in the United States military. It is home to our many festivals and events. The park is located across from our Town Hall offices and the historic Dunn House along Highway 80 in the heart of our town.
Join us by honoring a family member who served and help us to build the Veteran's Monument. Learn more about the monument - click here.
9381 Greenwood Rd / Hwy 80
Greenwood, LA 71033 US
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