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Winn Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 15,313. Its seat is Winnfield.
The parish was founded in 1852. It is last in alphabetical order of Louisiana's sixty-four parishes.
Winn is separated from Natchitoches Parish along US Highway 71 by Saline Bayou, the first blackwater protected waterway in the American South.
the parish was named in honor of Louisiana state legislator Walter Winn.
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Winn Parish was created on 1851, from Natchitoches, Rapides and Catahoula Parishes and the parish was named in honor of Louisiana state legislator Walter Winn. The Parish seat is Winnfield.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 957 square miles (2,480 km2), of which 950 square miles (2,500 km2) is land and 6.7 square miles (17 km2) (0.7%) is water.
Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:
Winn Parish School Board operates local public schools.
There is also the Huey P. Long Campus of Louisiana Technical College in Winnfield. The facility is being relocated from downtown to north of Winnfield on US Highway 167. Funding for the structure was obtained by former State Senator Mike Smith of Winnfield.