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East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

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History

The parish was part of Feliciana Parish, which was founded and named in 1810 by Spanish rulers, who then controlled the territory. Feliciana is derived from a Spanish rendering of the French name "Felicité", which means happiness. The Spanish governor named it in honor of his wife, Marie Felicité.

After the United States annexed this territory, population continued to increase. It had been developed for sugar cane plantations and business was thriving. In 1824, the state legislature divided the parish into East Feliciana Parish and West Feliciana Parish, so that residents would have easier access to their parish seats.

Adjacent Counties & Parishes

Towns, Villages & Communities

  • Bluff Creek
  • Clinton (Parish Seat)
  • Ethel
  • Gurley
  • Jackson
  • Norwood
  • Slaughter
  • Wilson

Links

Wikipedia

Genealogy Trails

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Center For Louisiana Studies