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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Webster Parish is a parish located in the northwestern section of the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was
41,207. The seat of the parish is Minden.
The parish is named for 19th-century American statesman Daniel Webster of Massachusetts and New Hampshire. It was created on February 27, 1871
from lands formerly belonging to Bienville, Bossier, and Claiborne parishes.
Webster Parish is part of the Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Etymology - Origin of Webster Parish Name
The parish was named in honor of US statesman Daniel Webster.