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Bienville Parish is located in northwest Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 14,353. This parish was created in 1848. The parish seat is Arcadia. Bienville Parish is named in honor of the founder of the city of New Orleans, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
Bienville Parish was named in honor of the founder of the city of New Orleans, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.
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Bienville Parish was created on 1848, from Claiborne Parish and the parish was named in honor of the founder of the city of New Orleans, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. The Parish seat is Arcadia.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 822 square miles (2,130 km2), of which 811 square miles (2,100 km2) is
land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.3%) is water. The highest natural point in Louisiana, Driskill Mountain (535 ft), is located in Bienville
Parish. Driskill Mountain is 11 miles (18 km) south of Arcadia at Latitude 32 degree, 25 minutes North; Longitude 92 degree 54 minutes West.
Bienville parish is located in northwest Louisiana. Loggy Bayou flows south from Lake Bistineau and crosses Bienville Parish west of Ringgold before it enters Red River Parish and then joins the Red River.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
The Bienville Parish School Board operates area public schools.