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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/homepage.htm DeSoto Parish Resources & Records] - [[LAGenWeb]]
* [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/cemeteries.htm DeSoto Parish LA. Cemeteries] - [[LAGenWeb]]
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* [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/range_township_map.htm Range Township map of DeSoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/range_township_map.htm Range Township map of DeSoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
  
 
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* [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/military_links.htm military links of Desoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
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* [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/vital.htm Vital Records, Desoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/vital.htm Vital Records, Desoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
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*[http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/resources.htm Resources for DeSoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
* [http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/resources.htm Resources for DeSoto Parish LA] - [[LAGenWeb]]
 
  
 
== Web Sites  ==
 
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Revision as of 15:27, 28 December 2010

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DeSoto Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting DeSoto Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded April 1, 1843
County Seat Mansfield
Courthouse
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  DeSoto Parish

DeSoto_Parish,_Louisiana

Parish Courthouse

History

  • Named for Hernando deSoto (small "d"), the Spaniard who explored the future southeastern United States, discovered and named the Mississippi River.
  • The first Parish courthouse was a log house.

Parent Parish

  • 1843--DeSoto Parish was created 1 April 1843 from Natchitoches and Caddo Parishes.
    Parish seat: Mansfield [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Eastern part of the parish was set off 2 March 1871 to form Red River Parish

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • City: Mansfield
  • Towns: Keachi . Logansport . Stonewall
  • Villages: Grand Cane . Longstreet . South Mansfield . Stanley

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).