Place:Bienville, Louisiana, United States

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Bienville Parish is a parish located in the northwestern portion of the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Arcadia. In the 2010 census, the Bienville Parish population is 14,353, a decrease of 1,399, or nearly 9 percent, from the 2000 tabulation of 15,752.

The highest natural point in Louisiana, a hill known as Mt. Driskill, in elevation, is located in north central Bienville Parish. The mountain is located on private land with public access by walking trail. It is named for James Christopher Driskill, a 19th-century landowner. Nearby is Jordan Mountain, with an elevation of .

Lake Bistineau and Lake Bistineau State Park embrace parts of Bienville and neighboring Webster and Bossier parishes.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1848 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1848 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 5,539
1860 11,000
1870 10,636
1880 10,442
1890 14,108
1900 17,588
1910 21,776
1920 20,977
1930 23,789
1940 23,933
1950 19,105
1960 16,726
1970 16,024
1980 16,387
1990 15,979

Note: Population for 1860 is that published in the 1860 report as "estimated".

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