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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Pointe Coupee Parish was created on March 31, 1807. It is one of the 19 parishes, which were created by dividing the
Territory of New Orleans. The parish was named in honor of the French phrase la pointe coupee or in English, the place
of the cut-off. The Parish seat is New Roads.
Geography: Land and Water
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 591 square miles (1,530 km2), of which 557 square miles (1,440 km2) is
land and 33 square miles (85 km2) (5.6%) is water. The land consists mainly of prairies and backswamp.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
North: Concordia Parish
Northeast: West Feliciana Parish
Southeast: West Baton Rouge Parish; Iberville Parish
South: St. Martin Parish
Southwest: St. Landry Parish
Northwest: Avoyelles Parish
The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board serves the parish.
As of 2014 the sole secondary school operated by the parish school board is Livonia High School, serving grades 7 through 12. Pointe Coupee
Central High School was closed down in 2014.
Catholic Elementary of Pointe Coupee / Catholic High School of Pointe Coupee
False River Academy