DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy
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|DeSoto Parish, Louisiana|
Location in the state of Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
|Founded||April 1, 1843|
- 1 Parish Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places / Localities
- 4 Resources http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/homepage.htm
- 4.1 Cemeteries http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/cemeteries.htm
- 4.2 Church
- 4.3 Court
- 4.4 Land
- 4.5 Local Histories
- 4.6 Maps http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/range_township_map.htm
- 4.7 Militaryhttp://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/military_links.htm
- 4.8 Newspapers
- 4.9 Obituaries
- 4.10 Probate
- 4.11 Taxation
- 4.12 Vital Records http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/vital.htm
- 5 Societies and Libraries http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/resources.htm
- 6 Web Sites
- 7 References
- 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.
- 1843--DeSoto Parish was created 1 April 1843 from Natchitoches and Caddo Parishes.
Parish seat: Mansfield 
- Eastern part of the parish was set off 2 March 1871 to form Red River Parish
Places / Localities
- City: Mansfield
- Towns: Keachi . Logansport . Stonewall
- Villages: Grand Cane . Longstreet . South Mansfield . Stanley
Neighboring Parishes or Counties
Vital Records http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/vital.htm
Societies and Libraries http://www.countygenweb.com/DeSotoParishLA/resources.htm
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library Catalog for DeSoto Parish.
- The DeSoto Parish LAGenWeb Project, an member of The LAGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- DeSoto Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).