Place:Washington, Louisiana, United States

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NameWashington
Alt namesWashingtonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeParish
Coordinates30.867°N 90.033°W
Located inLouisiana, United States     (1819 - )
See alsoTangipahoa, Louisiana, United StatesChild 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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Washington Parish (French: Paroisse de Washington) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Franklinton. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,168.

Washington Parish is part of the Bogalusa Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the New OrleansMetairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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Washington Parish was formed in 1819 by splitting off from St. Tammany Parish. Franklinton became the parish seat on February 10, 1821. Washington Parish is the most northeasterly of what are called the Florida Parishes, for it was prior to 1821 a legal part of Spanish West Florida.

There are two articles about the history of Washington Parish:

There is also a book which is online, "Bogalusa Story" by C. W. Goodyear.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1819 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1870 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1897 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1897 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
1820 2,517
1830 2,286
1840 2,649
1850 3,408
1860 4,708
1870 3,330
1880 5,190
1890 6,700
1900 9,628
1910 18,886
1920 24,164
1930 29,904
1940 34,443
1950 38,371
1960 44,015
1970 41,987
1980 44,207
1990 43,185

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External links

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