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Richland Parish

Map of Richland ParishEstablished in September 1868, Richland Parish encompasses 558.5 square miles of territory originally included in DOTD Tourism Map of Richland ParishOuachita, Franklin, Carroll, and Morehouse parishes.  Richland Parish's name reportedly stems from "the richness of the soil."

In 2000, the population of Richland Parish was 20,981.  Richland Parish's economy is based upon cotton and timber production.

Rayville, the seat of justice in Richland Parish, is a picturesque railroad town, while Delhi, situated along I-20, serves as the principal southern gateway to the Poverty Point archaeological landmark.

by Carl A. Brasseaux

Principle Towns




Richland Parish Tourism Commission

Events and Festivals

Poverty Point Demonstrations (Pioneer)

Historic Sites, Plantations & Museums

Poverty Point World Heritage Site (Pioneer)

National Register of Historic Places

Wildlife Preserves

Poverty Point Reservoir State Park

Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area

Floy Ward McElroy Wildlife Management Area


Chennault House (Rayville)

Richland Parish Library

Richland Parish Courthouses

LSU AgCenter