Eros is a town in Jackson Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 202 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Former Northwestern State University President Arnold R. Kilpatrick was born in Eros. Former Louisiana State University president James Monroe Smith taught at Eros High School in the 1911-1912 academic year.
The Tremont Lumber company founded Eros, in the early 20th century. Mrs. Pearl Collins suggested that the sawmill boomtown be named after the 433 Eros Asteroid (discovered in 1898). Eros served as a center point for a number of small surrounding communities, such as Hog Hair, Jumping Vernon, Indian Village, Salem Guyton, Flat Creek, Head Settlement, Vernon, Fuller Town, and Bug Tussle. Most children in these communities were sent to study at the Eros school, and citizens would normally receive their mail through rural mail coming from Eros. Box suppers would be held for various causes, making Eros a social center. (Busbice, 2)