Tallulah, Louisiana

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Tallulah is a city in and the parish seat of Madison Parish, Louisiana.


Tallulah was founded in 1857. In the early years, construction of a railroad through the city contributed significantly to the area’s growth and prosperity, making Tallulah the hub of commerce for the entire Louisiana Delta area.

Origin of City's Name

Tallulah got its name in an unusual sort of way. When the railroad was expanding in the area, there was a widow who owned a large plantation. She became friendly with the railroad's contractor and persuaded him to change the route of the railroad so it would run through her plantation. After the railroad was built she had nothing else to do with him. Feeling rejected, he named the water stop for an old girlfriend named Tallulah, instead of the plantation.

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