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Winn Parish

Map of Winn ParishThe Louisiana legislature established Winn Parish on February 24, 1852, carving the new parish from contiguous portions of Catahoula, Natchitoches, and Rapides parishes.  Winn Parish is best known as the birthplace of two of DOTD Tourism Map of Winn ParishLouisiana's most colorful governors—Huey P. Long and Earl K. Long.  The far less flamboyant Oscar Kelly Allen, who served as governor of Louisiana from 1932 to 1936, also called Winn Parish home.

The Earl Kemp Long State Commemorative Area honors the political career of the Winn Parish native who served three terms as governor.  The commemorative area features an eight-foot-tall bronze statue of Governor Long.

In 2000, Winn Parish had a population of 16,894.  Winn Parish's economy is based upon the lumber industry.

by Carl A. Brasseaux


Principle Towns



Saint Maurice



Winn Parish Tourism Commission

Events and Festivals

Louisiana Forest Festival (Winnfield)

“Uncle Earl’s” Hog Dog Trials (Winnfield)

Historic Sites, Plantations & Museums

Louisiana Political Museum (Winnfield)

National Register of Historic Places

Wildlife Preserves

Saline Lake and Saline Bayou

Gum Springs Recreational Area

Cloud Crossing Recreational Area

Kisatchie National Forest (Winn Ranger Division)

Catahoula National Wildlife Management Preserve


Winn Parish Library

Winn Parish Courthouses

LSU AgCenter