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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Amite City, LA

Blythewood Plantation House Amite Louisina entrance.jpg
Blythewood Plantation House

Amite City is known commonly just as Amite. It is a large-in-area town in and the parish seat of Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 4,110 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Hammond Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Notable People:

  • Rusty Chambers, NFL football player
  • John Bel Edwards, United States Military Academy Graduate, State Representative from 2008–Present
  • Bolivar Edwards Kemp, Jr., former U.S. representative from 1925–1933 and Louisiana Attorney General from 1948–1952
  • Kevin Magee, a basketball player, performed mainly in Europe.
  • Lloyd Pye, Research Coordinator of the Starchild Project, as well as an author, researcher, and lecturer in the field of Alternative Knowledge.
  • Lester Ricard, football player for the Tulane Green Wave and the NFL Carolina Panthers
  • Weldon Russell, former state representative and Amite City Council member
  • Joanne Verger, Oregon legislator and first woman mayor of Coos Bay, Oregon
  • Harry D. Wilson, former state representative and Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry, though from Independence, is interred at Amite Cemetery.
  • Karl Wilson, NFL football player
 External Link:

"Amite Cemetery"