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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La Salle Parish (French: Paroisse de La Salle) is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population
was 14,890. The parish seat is Jena. The parish was created in 1910 from the western section of Catahoula Parish and named for René-Robert
Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle.
Etymology - Origin of LaSalle Parish Name
the parish was named in honor of explorer Ren?Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle