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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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. Had a Record Loss in 1870 due to unknown reasons.
Geography: Land and Water
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.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
North: Ashley County, Ark.
Northeast: Chicot County, Ark.
East: West Carroll Parish
South: Richland Parish
Southwest: Ouachita Parish
West: Union Parish
Northwest: Union County, Ark.
Morehouse Parish School Board operates local public schools.