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Louisiana Parishes

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.

Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

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Beauregard Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. Based on the 2010 census, the population was 35,654. The parish was formed on January 1, 1913. The parish seat is DeRidder. 

Beauregard Parish is named after P.G.T. Beauregard, a Confederate general and one of the designers of the Confederate Battle Flag.

Beauregard Parish comprises the DeRidder, LA Micropolitan Statistical Area. The governing body is by the police jury system.

Etymology - Origin of Beauregard Parish Name

The Parish was named after P.G.T. Beauregard, a Confederate general and one of the designers of the Confederate Battle Flag.


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Beauregard County History

Beauregard Parish was created on 1913, from Calcasieu Parish and the parish was named in honor of CSA general P. G. T. Beauregard. The Parish seat is DeRidder.

Geography: Land and Water

As reported by the Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 1,166 square miles (3,020 km2), of which 1,157 square miles (3,000 km2) is land and 8.5 square miles (22 km2) (0.7%) is water.

Beauregard parish is located in west Louisiana. Bundick Lake is a reservoir located just 14.2 miles from DeRidder, in Beauregard Parish.

Neighboring Parishes

Bordering parishes and counties are as follows:

  • Northeast: Vernon Parish
  • East: Allen Parish
  • Southeast: Jefferson Davis Parish
  • South: Calcasieu Parish
  • Northwest: Newton County, Tex.


Beauregard Parish School Board operates the parish public schools.

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