Finding the Line: The Origin of Grant Parish and the Recent Dispute over Its Boundary

April 2010
Louisiana History;Spring2010, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p215
Academic Journal
The article discusses the public administration of parishes and boundaries in Louisiana during Reconstruction. The author reflects on the creation of Grant Parish by legislator William "Willie" Calhoun and the making of Calhoun's plantation as the county seat. A legal dispute over the common boundary between Grant and Rapides parishes is emphasized. Other topics include the political control of districts, defining boundaries using waterways, and analysis of the historical record via geographical surveying.


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