Place:Evangeline, Louisiana, United States

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NameEvangeline
Alt namesEvangelinesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeParish
Coordinates30.733°N 92.383°W
Located inLouisiana, United States
See alsoSt. Landry, Louisiana, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Evangeline Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Ville Platte. As of the 2010 census, the population was 33,984.

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History

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The parish was created out of lands formerly belonging to St. Landry Parish in 1901. The area was originally settled by French, German, Spanish and English people. The majority were French, former soldiers from Fort Toulouse, and generations born there were originally called Creoles. The major families were Fontenot, Brignac, Guillory, Lafleur, Sylvan, Fuselier and Gobert . The Creoles developed a culture that was a mixture of all the ethnic groups living in the area. A few Acadians settled the area, but outsiders mistakenly labeled all the white French people as Cajuns.

The parish was named Evangeline in honor of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's narrative poem, Evangeline. Evangeline Parish was immortalized in the Randy Newman song "Louisiana 1927", in which he described the Great Mississippi Flood which covered it with six feet of water.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1911 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1911 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1920 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1920 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
1920 23,485
1930 25,483
1940 30,497
1950 31,629
1960 31,639
1970 31,932
1980 33,343
1990 33,274

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External links

www.evergelineparish.com/


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