Place:Ascension, Louisiana, United States

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NameAscension
Alt namesAscensionsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeParish
Coordinates30.217°N 90.9°W
Located inLouisiana, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Ascension Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. It is one of the fastest growing parishes in the state. As of the 2010 census, the population was 107,215.

Ascension Parish is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge–Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

During the American Civil War, desertions had been of major concern to the Confederacy. Henry Watkins Allen, before he was governor, reported more than eight thousand deserters and draft-dodgers about Bayou Teche. There were some 1,200 deserters in Livingston, St. Tammany, and Ascension parishes. Planters in Ascension Parish later complained of raids by guerrillas. In 1864, planter W.R. Hodges requested soldiers to protect the planted fields from such attacks. Union soldiers were accused of "wandering about at will, and helping themselves . . . to whatever could be found," explains the historian John D. Winters in his The Civil War in Louisiana (1963).

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1763 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1770 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1807 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1850 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 2,219
1820 3,728
1830 5,426
1840 6,951
1850 10,752
1860 11,484
1870 11,577
1880 16,895
1890 19,545
1900 24,142
1910 23,887
1920 22,155
1930 18,438
1940 21,215
1950 22,387
1960 27,927
1970 37,086
1980 50,068
1990 58,214

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External links

www.asceensionparish.net/


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