About Urania, Louisiana
Coordinates: 31°51?46?N 92°17?29?W? / ?31.86278°N 92.29139°W? / 31.86278; -92.29139Urania is a town in La Salle Parish, Louisiana in the United States. The population was 700 at the 2000 census.Urania was established in the late 1890s by lumbering magnate Henry E. Hardtner, who is considered "Louisiana's first conservationist." The name "Urania" is derived from the Greek for "muse of astronomy." Hardtner served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature from La Salle Parish as well as long service on the La Salle Parish Police Jury.