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East Carroll Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 7,759. East Carroll Parish was founded on March 26, 1877. The parish seat is Lake Providence. Carroll Parish is named in honor of Charles Carroll.
Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and the last surviving signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
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Carroll Parish was created by an Act was approved on March 14, 1832, out of the northern part of the original Concordia Parish created in 1809 and the eastern part of Ouachita Parish. Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and the last surviving signer of the US Declaration of Independence. Lake Providence was the first seat of government. Carroll Parish was divided into two parishes in 1871. The division solved a feud over the site of the seat of government. Oak Grove was named the parish seat of West Carroll Parish. Bayou Macon formed the boundary between the two parishes. Lake Providence became the parish seat of East Carroll Parish. East Carroll Parish was created on 1877, from Carroll Parish. The Parish seat is Lake Providence.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 442 square miles (1,140 km2), of which 421 square miles (1,090 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) (4.9%) is water.
East Carroll Parish is located in north Louisiana. The Mississippi River flows through this county.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Public schools in East Carroll Parish are operated by the East Carroll Parish School Board.