Place:St. John the Baptist, Louisiana, United States

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NameSt. John the Baptist
Alt namesSaint John The Baptistsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Saint John the Baptist parishsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
St. John the Baptistsource: AAA: Road Atlas (1997) p 47
TypeParish
Located inLouisiana, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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St. John the Baptist Parish (SJBP) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Edgard, an unincorporated area, and the parish capital, as well as the largest city is LaPlace, an unincorporated area. St. John the Baptist Parish is one of the original 19 parishes of the Territory of Orleans, which later became the State of Louisiana, having been created in 1807. As of the 2010 census, the population was 45,924.

St. John the Baptist Parish is part of the New OrleansMetairieKenner Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area.

This was considered part of the German Coast in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, named for numerous German migrants who settled in the 1720s. On January 8, 1811, the largest slave insurrection in US history, known as the German Coast Uprising, started here. It was short-lived, but more than 200 slaves gathered from plantations along the river and marched through St. Charles Parish toward New Orleans.

The parish includes three nationally significant examples of 19th century plantation architecture: Evergreen Plantation, Whitney Plantation Historic District, and San Francisco Plantation House.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1772 Marriage 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 2,990
1820 3,854
1830 5,677
1840 5,776
1850 7,317
1860 7,930
1870 6,762
1880 9,686
1890 11,359
1900 12,330
1910 14,338
1920 11,896
1930 14,078
1940 14,766
1950 14,861
1960 18,439
1970 23,813
1980 31,924
1990 39,996

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External links

www.sjbparish.com


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