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Morehouse Parish

Map of Morehouse ParishThe Louisiana legislature established Morehouse Parish in 1844.  Encompassing 802 square miles, Morehouse Parish was named for Abraham Morehouse, a pioneer settler.  DOTD Tourism Map of Morehouse ParishBastrop, the parish seat, is the namesake of the Baron de Bastrop, who received an enormous Spanish landgrant in the area.

Throughout its history, Morehouse Parish has been an important agricultural area.  It is thus hardly surprising that the parish affords abundant opportunities for outdoor activities.  Visit the Chemin a Haut State Park near the Arkansas state line.  The park is widely noted for its natural beauty.

by Carl A. Brasseaux

Principle Towns




Mer Rouge

Oak Ridge

Morehouse Parish Tourism Commission

Events and Festivals

Hometown Louisiana Arts & Crafts Festival (Bastrop)

North Louisiana Cotton Festival and Fair (Bastrop)

Starr Homeplace Heritage and Creativity Center Community Days (Oak Ridge)

Historic Sites, Plantations & Museums

Bonita Museum

Collinston Museum

Snyder Museum (Bastrop)

National Register of Historic Places

Wildlife Preserves

Kalorama Nature Preserve

Chemin-A-Haut State Park

Coulee State Wildlife Refuge

Handy Brake National Wildlife Refuge

Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area


Mer Rouge Murals

Morehouse Parish Library

Morehouse Parish Courthouses

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