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Louisiana Parishes

Louisiana is divided into sixty-four parishes. On March 31, 1807, the territorial legislature divided the state into 19 parishes, without getting rid of the old counties (which continued to exist until 1845). In 1811, a constitutional convention organized the state into seven judicial districts, each consisting of groups of parishes. In 1816, the first official map of the state used the term, as did the 1845 constitution. Since then, the official term has been parishes.

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Concordia Parish, Louisiana

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Concordia Parish borders the Mississippi River in eastern Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 20,822. The parish seat is Vidalia. The parish was formed in 1807.

Concordia Parish is part of the Natchez, MS-LA Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of Concordia Parish Name

The parish's name is of uncertain origin and may be from an early land grant called New Concordia, from the "concord" reached by local authorities over a mutual surrender of slaves or for a mansion called Concord which was owned by Governor de Lemos.

Demographics:

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Concordia County History

Concordia Parish was created in 1805, from Avoyelles Parish and the parishes name is of uncertain origin and may be from an early land grant called New Concordia, from the "concord" reached by local authorities over a mutual surrender of slaves or for a mansion called Concord which was owned by Governor de Lemos. The Parish seat is Vidalia. A tornado destroyed the courthouse around 1843 (most records were destroyed) and it was destroyed by flood in 1927.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 747 square miles (1,930 km2), of which 697 square miles (1,810 km2) is land and 50 square miles (130 km2) (6.7%) is water.

The parish is completely agricultural bottomlands. The Ouachita River runs along the west boundary, the Red River along the south, and the Mississippi River along the east. All three rivers are contained by large levee systems.

Neighboring Parishes

Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Tensas Parish
  • East: Adams County, Miss.
  • Southeast: Wilkinson County, Miss.; West Feliciana Parish
  • South: Pointe Coupee Parish
  • Southwest: Avoyelles Parish
  • Northwest: Catahoula Parish

Education

Concordia Parish School Board operates public schools in the parish.

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