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Red River Parish

Map of Red River ParishOn March 2, 1871, Governor Henry Clay Warmoth signed Act 39 creating Red River Parish.  DOTD Tourism Map of Red River ParishRed River Parish, a plantation region, was the scene of much Reconstruction-era violence.

In 2000, Red River Parish had a population of 9,622.  Coushatta, the parish seat, is the regional commercial center and home of the annual Lignite Festival.

Rural Red River Parish offers visitors some of the best bass fishing sites in the state.

by Carl A. Brasseaux


Principle Towns


Red River Parish Tourism Commission

Historic Sites, Plantations & Museums

National Register of Historic Places

Wildlife Preserves

Bayou Pierre Wildlife Management Area


Red River Parish Library

Red River Parish Courthouses

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