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DeSoto Parish

Map of DeSoto Parish

The earliest settlers, the French and Spanish, occupied the region late in the eighteenth century.  By the DOTD Tourism Map of DeSoto Parish1830s, Americans from Alabama, Mississippi, Virginia, the Carolinas, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee emigrated to the area and began to outnumber the pioneers.

Mansfield, the seat of justice in DeSoto Parish, is historically notable as the site of a major Confederate victory during the Civil War.  The Confederate triumph in April of 1864 spared Shreveport and Texas from Union invasion.  The battle site can be toured at Mansfield State Commemorative Park.

Principle Towns

Grand Cane




South Mansfield

DeSoto Parish Tourism Commission

Events and Festivals

River City Fest (Logansport)

Crusin' In Grand Cane-Annual Antique, Classic & Street Rod Car Show and Tractor Show (Grand Cane)

Art Fest (Grand Cane)

Historic Sites, Plantations & Museums

Mansfield State Historic Site

National Register of Historic Places

Wildlife Preserves

Bayou Pierre Wildlife Management Area

Toledo Bend State Park


DeSoto Parish Courthouses

DeSoto Parish Library

Visit DeSoto Parish

Bucking Horse

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