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Morehouse Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the
population was 29,979. The parish was formed in 1844.
The parish seat is Bastrop. Morehouse
Parish is named in honor of early settler Abraham
Morehouse Parish comprises the Bastrop, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Monroe-Ruston-Bastrop, LA Combined Statistical Area.
The parish was named in honor of early settler Abraham Morehouse.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Morehouse Parish was created on 1844, from Ouachita Parish and the parish was named in honor of early settler Abraham Morehouse. The Parish seat is Bastrop.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 806 square miles (2,090 km2), of which 795 square miles (2,060 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.4%) is water.
Morehouse Parish is located in north Louisiana. Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge and part of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge is located in this county. Sand Lake and Little Mallard Lake are located in Morehouse Parish.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Morehouse Parish School Board operates local public schools.