Place:Jefferson Davis, Louisiana, United States

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NameJefferson Davis
Alt namesJefferson Davissource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeParish
Coordinates30.25°N 92.833°W
Located inLouisiana, United States
See alsoCalcasieu, 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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Jefferson Davis Parish is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Jennings. As of the 2010 census, the population was 31,594. Jefferson Davis Parish is named after the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis. It is located in southwestern Louisiana and forms a part of the Acadiana region. In 2005, the parish was damaged significantly by Hurricane Rita, which caused much wind damage and flooding in the western part of the parish. The storm also caused Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge to be affected by saltwater intrusion.

Jefferson Davis Parish is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lake Charles–Jennings Combined Statistical Area.

The first oil in Louisiana was drilled in 1901 in what became Jeff Davis Parish by W. Scott Heywood, who in 1932 was elected to the Louisiana State Senate.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1913 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1913 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 18,999
1930 19,765
1940 24,191
1950 26,298
1960 29,825
1970 29,554
1980 32,168
1990 30,722

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External links

www.jeffparish.net


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