The area was first "discovered" by Europeans in 1669 by Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville. A French military post was established there in 1719.
Today, Baton Rouge is known for its southern cuisine, hospitality, bridges, history, and as one of the more intellectual and advanced cities of the American Deep South.
People Born in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge in People's Lives
Jude Law: I traveled here in 2005 to film scenes of the movie All the King's Men. We filmed at the Louisiana State Capital building.
Kellan Lutz: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes of the straight-to-video movie Arena.
Liam Neeson: I traveled here in 2011 to film scenes of the movie Battleship.
Stephen Moyer: I was here often to film scenes of the TV show True Blood between 2008 - 2014.
Taylor Lautner: I traveled here in 2010 to film scenes for the movie Breaking Dawn.