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Dry Prong

Dry Prong is a village in central Grant Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Alexandria, Louisiana Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 436 at the 2010 census.HistoryDry Prong was incorporated as a village in 1945.According to tradition, the village received its name when a family moved to the region in the 1870s to build a sawmill. To power the mill, they built a water wheel, only to discover that the creek over which they had built it went dry every summer: the creek was a "dry prong". The mill was soon rebuilt over a nearby creek which flowed all year, but the name stuck. The creek is now outside the city limits, on Highway 123. Shane Davis is the current mayor of the village.GeographyDry Prong is located at the center of Grant Parish at . U.S. Route 167 passes through the village, leading north to Winnfield and south to Alexandria. The village is within Kisatchie National Forest.According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 3.4km2, of which 0.02sqkm, or 0.65%, is water.Major highways25px U.S. Route 16725px Louisiana Highway 12225px Louisiana Highway 123
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