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The Florida Parishes
The Florida Parishes

The Florida Parishes are those parishes in Louisiana which were part of West Florida in the early 19th century. They are East Baton Rouge Parish, West Feliciana Parish, East Feliciana Parish, Livingston Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, St. Helena Parish, Washington Parish and St. Tammany Parish. Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_Parishes. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Florida_Parishes. ... State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans, officially (currently Baton Rouge due to the evacuation of New Orleans) Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455... Map of East and West Florida in the early 1800s. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... East Baton Rouge Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... West Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... East Feliciana Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Livingston Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... St. ... Washington Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... St. ...


This region formed part of the short-lived Republic of West Florida in 1810, and was annexed by the United States and incorporated into the Orleans Territory. The Florida Parishes of Louisiana stretch from the Mississippi State line on its eastern and northern borders, to the Mississippi River on its western border, and Lake Pontchartrain on its southern border. Map of East and West Florida in the early 1800s. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Orleans Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States formed out of the first subdivision of the Louisiana Purchase. ... State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Official languages English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697,243 (31st)  - Density 23. ... Length 6,270 km Elevation of the source 450 m Average discharge Saint Louis¹: 5,500 m³/s Vicksburg²: 16,800 m³/s Baton Rouge³: 12,800 m³/s Area watershed 2,980,000 km² Origin  Lake Itasca Mouth  Gulf of Mexico Basin countries United States (98. ... Map showing Lake Pontchartrain Lake Pontchartrain (local pronunciation ) is a brackish-water lake in southeastern Louisiana. ...


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Florida Parishes (1842 words)
The Florida Parishes lie east of the Mississippi River and north of lakes Maurepas and Pontchartrain in the southeastern portion of the state.
For example, in East and West Feliciana parishes, planters from the southeastern states established a plantation economy whose landscape was characterized by houses in the Federal and Greek Revival styles.
While Washington Parish developed at the hands of the Uplanders (and a thriving lumber industry which arrived around the turn of the 20th century), the area of the Florida Parishes bordering Lake Pontchartrain owes its fame to its role as a health and vacation resort.
NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Caldwell Parish, Louisiana (2280 words)
The parish seat is Columbia and as of 2000, the population is 10,560.
In the parish the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 9.60% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who are 65 years of age or older.
Shreveport Alexandria is a city in Louisiana, U.S.A.; it is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, on the south bank of the Red River in almost the exact geographic center of the state.
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