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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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East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

East Feliciana Parish Education, Geography, and HistoryEast Feliciana Parish, Louisiana Courthouse

East Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 20,267. The parish seat is Clinton.

East Feliciana Parish is part of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Etymology - Origin of East Feliciana Parish Name

The parish was named in honor of Felicite de G?vez, the wife of Bernardo de G?vez, a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory

Demographics:

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East Feliciana County History

Feliciana Parish was formed in 1810 from Spanish West Florida, The area of Feliciana Parish had grown so populated that by 1824, it was divided into East Feliciana and West Feliciana in 1824. East Feliciana Parish was created on 1824, from Feliciana Parish and the parish was named in honor of Felicite de G?vez, the wife of Bernardo de G?vez, a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory. The Parish seat is Clinton.

Jackson became the seat of justice for Feliciana Parish by Act of Legislature, January 1815. Public town square donated by James Ficklin and John Horton. In active use until parish divided into East and West Feliciana in February, 1824. The current Courthouse, built in 1840 is one of the architectural treasures of the state. The present building replaced a wooden courthouse that dated from 1825-26, which burned in March 1839. This is one of the oldest courthouses in Louisiana which is still in daily use.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 456 square miles (1,180 km2), of which 453 square miles (1,170 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.5%) is water

Neighboring Parishes

Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Amite County, Miss.
  • East: St. Helena Parish
  • South: East Baton Rouge Parish
  • West: West Feliciana Parish
  • Northwest: Wilkinson County, Miss.

Education

East Feliciana Parish School Board operates public schools in the parish.

Some students in the parish attend Wilkinson County Christian Academy in Wilkinson County, Mississippi.

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