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Louisiana
entered Statehood 30 Apr 1812 as the 18th State

Louisiana seceded from the U.S. on 26 Jan 1861. It was the 6th of 11 states that joined the Confederate States of America. CSA, also known as the Confederacy, was the government formed by the southern states that seceded from the United States during the period of the American Civil War.
Louisiana

Louisiana Parishes
Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states are divided into counties.
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Timeline | Alphabetical | State Facts | Notes


Louisiana Parishes Year Formed From -
1800's    
Ascension 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Assumption 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Avoyelles 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Concordia 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Iberville 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Lafourche 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807 - named Interior Parish until 1812 & Lafourche Interior Parish until 1853
Natchitoches 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Orleans 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Ouachita 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Plaquemines 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Pointe Coupee 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Rapides 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Bernard 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Charles 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St James 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St John the Baptist 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Landry 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Martin 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
West Baton Rouge 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Cameron 1808 Calcasieu & Vermilion
Catahoula 1808 Ouachita & Rapides
East Baton Rouge 1810 West Florida Territory
Feliciana 1810 West Florida Territory - divided 1824 into East & West Feliciana
St Helena 1810 West Florida Territory
St Tammany 1810 West Florida Territory
Biloxi 1811 West Florida Territory - abolished 1812 when W. FL was transferred to Mississippi Territory
Pascagoula 1811 West Florida Territory - abolished 1812 when part of W. FL was transferred to Mississippi Territory
St Mary 1811 St Martin
Warren 1811 Concordia - abolished 1814 when merged into Concordia & Ouachita
Washington 1819 St Tammany
Terrebonne 1822 Lafourche
Lafayette 1823 St Martin
East Feliciana 1824 Division of original Feliciana into East & West
West Feliciana 1824 Division of original Feliciana into East & West
Jefferson 1825 Orleans
Claiborne 1828 Natchitoches
Livingston 1832 St Helena
Caddo 1838 Natchitoches
Caldwell 1838 Catahoula & Ouachita
Carroll 1838 Ouachita - divided 1877 into East & West Carroll
Madison 1838 Concordia
Union 1839 Ouachita
Tangipahoa 1868 Livingston, St Helena, St Tammany & Washington
Calcasieu 1840 St Landry
Bossier 1843 Claiborne
DeSota 1843 Caddo & Natchitoches
Franklin 1843 Carroll, Catahoula, Madison & Ouachita
Sabine 1843 Caddo & Natchitoches
Tensas 1843 Concordia
Morehouse 1844 Carroll & Ouachita
Vermilion 1844 Lafayette
Jackson 1845 Claiborne, Ouachita & Union
Beauregard 1848 Calcasieu
Winn 1852 Catahoula, Natchitoches & Rapides
Iberia 1868 St Martin & St Mary
Richland 1868 Carroll, Franklin, Morehouse & Ouachita
Tangipahoa 1868 Livingston, St Helena, St Tammany & Washington
Grant 1869 Rapides & Winn
Red River 1871 Bienville, Bossier, Caddo & Natchitoches
Vernon 1871 Natchitoches, Rapides & Sabine
Webster 1871 Bienville, Bossier & Claiborne
Lincoln 1873 Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson & Union
East Carroll 1877 Division of original Carroll into East & West
West Carroll 1877 Division of original Carroll into East & West
Acadia 1886 St. Landry
1900's    
LaSalle 1908 Catahoula
Evangeline 1910 St. Landry
Allen 1912 Calcasieu
Bienville 1912 Calcasieu
Jefferson Davis 1912 Calcasieu

Louisiana Parishes - Alphabetical

Louisiana Parishes Year Formed From -
Acadia 1886 St. Landry
Allen 1912 Calcasieu
Ascension 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Assumption 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Avoyelles 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Beauregard 1848 Calcasieu
Bienville 1912 Calcasieu
Biloxi 1811 West Florida Territory - abolished 1812 when W. FL was transferred to Mississippi Territory
Bossier 1843 Claiborne
Caddo 1838 Natchitoches
Calcasieu 1840 St Landry
Caldwell 1838 Catahoula & Ouachita
Cameron 1808 Calcasieu & Vermilion
Catahoula 1808 Ouachita & Rapides
Carroll 1838 Ouachita - divided 1877 into East & West Carroll
Claiborne 1828 Natchitoches
Concordia 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
DeSota 1843 Caddo & Natchitoches
East Baton Rouge 1810 West Florida Territory
East Carroll 1877 Division of original Carroll into East & West
East Feliciana 1824 Division of original Feliciana into East & West
Evangeline 1910 St Landry
Feliciana 1810 West Florida Territory - divided 1824 into East & West Feliciana
Franklin 1843 Carroll, Catahoula, Madison & Ouachita
Grant 1869 Rapides & Winn
Iberia 1868 St Martin & St Mary
Iberville 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Jackson 1845 Claiborne, Ouachita & Union
Jefferson 1825 Orleans
Jefferson Davis 1912 Calcasieu
LaSalle 1908 Catahoula
Lafayette 1823 St Martin
Lafourche 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807 - named Interior Parish until 1812 & Lafourche Interior Parish until 1853
Lincoln 1873 Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson & Union
Livingston 1832 St Helena
Madison 1838 Concordia
Morehouse 1844 Carroll & Ouachita
Natchitoches 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Orleans 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Ouachita 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Pascagoula 1811 West Florida Territory - abolished 1812 when part of W. FL was transferred to Mississippi Territory
Plaquemines 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Pointe Coupee 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Rapides 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
Red River 1871 Bienville, Bossier, Caddo & Natchitoches
Richland 1868 Carroll, Franklin, Morehouse & Ouachita
Sabine 1843 Caddo & Natchitoches
St Bernard 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Charles 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Helena 1810 West Florida Territory
St James 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St John the Baptist 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Landry 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Martin 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
St Mary 1811 St Martin
St Tammany 1810 West Florida Territory
Tangipahoa 1868 Livingston, St Helena, St Tammany & Washington
Tensas 1843 Concordia
Terrebonne 1822 Lafourche
Union 1839 Ouachita
Vermilion 1844 Lafayette
Vernon 1871 Natchitoches, Rapides & Sabine
Warren 1811 Concordia - abolished 1814 when merged into Concordia & Ouachita
Washington 1819 St Tammany
Webster 1871 Bienville, Bossier & Claiborne
West Baton Rouge 1807 one of the original 19 parishes formed in 1807
West Carroll 1877 Division of original Carroll into East & West
West Feliciana 1824 Division of original Feliciana into East & West
Winn 1852 Catahoula, Natchitoches & Rapides

Notes:
In colonial Louisiana, which was officially Roman Catholic under both France and Spain, civil government was centered on the ecclesiastical governing unit. After the Louisiana Purchase (1803), Territorial Governor Wm C. C. Claiborne and his Legislative Council divided Orleans Territory into twelve counties (1805). Their boundaries were somewhat indefinite, but they generally coincided with the old church parishes, and kept the same names. In 1807, the territorial legislature passed an act dividing the territory into nineteen parishes — but without abolishing the earlier twelve counties. For several years following this, both terms were used pretty much interchangeably. When a constitutional convention met in 1811 to prepare for Louisiana's admission as a state, they organized the state into seven judicial districts - as groups of parishes. The first official map of the state, in 1816, continued the use of the term, as did the revised Constitution of 1845. Louisiana's primary civil divisions have been officially known as parishes ever since.

Louisiana Facts

  • Capital: Baton Rouge
  • Entered the Union: 30 Apr 1812
  • As the 18th state
  • Nickname: Pelican State, Creole State & Sugar State
  • Flower: Magnolia
  • Bird: Pelican
  • Song: Give Me Louisiana & You Are My Sunshine
  • Origin of Name: Named in honor of Louis XIV of France
  • Historical Sites:
    • New Orleans French Quarter
    • Plantation Homes
    • Cajun country (Mississippi delta region)
    • Chalmette National Historical Park
  • Points of Interest:
    • Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve
    • Kisatchie National Forest
    • Confederate Museum (New Orleans)
    • Superdome (New Orleans)
  • Bordering States:
    • Arkansas
    • Mississippi
    • Texas

States Where My Ancestors Were Found

Alabama | Arkansas | Georgia | Louisiana | Maryland | Mississippi
North Carolina | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas |Virginia


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