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Jefferson Davis Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 31,594. Jefferson Davis Parish was created on 1913. The parish seat is Jennings. Jefferson Davis Parish is named after the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis.
The parish was named in honor of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America.
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Jefferson Davis Parish was created on 1913, from Calcasieu Parish and the parish was named in honor of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. This parish is located in southwestern Louisiana and forms a part of the Acadiana region. The Parish seat is Jennings.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 659 square miles (1,710 km2), of which 651 square miles (1,690 km2) is
land and 7.2 square miles (19 km2) (1.1%) is water.
Jefferson Davis Parish is located in southwest Louisiana. The Mermentau River, which joins to the Intracoastal Waterway provides access to the Port of Mermentau.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools operates public schools in the parish.
Bethel Christian School is a PreK-12 Christian school located in unincorporated Jefferson Davis Parish, near Jennings.
Our Lady Immaculate is a PreK-8 Catholic School located on Roberts Avenue in Jennings. It was founded in 1958.