Histopolis Place-of-the-Day

Histopolis features a different cemetery, town, county or other place every day on the Place-of-The-Day.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Histopolis Place-of-the-Day for Wednesday, May 18, 2011 is the Jefferson Davis Parish in Louisiana.

"Jefferson Davis Parish (French: Paroisse de Jefferson Davis) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Jennings. As of 2000, its population was 31,435. Jefferson Davis Parish is named after the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis. It is located in southwestern Louisiana and forms a part of the Acadiana region. In 2005, the parish was damaged significantly by Hurricane Rita, which caused much wind damage and flooding in the western part of the parish. The storm also caused Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge to be affected by saltwater intrusion.

"Jefferson Davis Parish is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lake Charles–Jennings Combined Statistical Area.

"The first oil in Louisiana was drilled in 1901 in what became Jeff Davis Parish by W. Scott Heywood, who in 1932 was elected to the Louisiana State Senate.

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"Jefferson Davis Parish was one of the last incorporated parishes in the state of Louisiana. Originally a part of Imperial Calcasieu Parish, it became a separate entity in the year 1912. Jefferson Davis Parish is also a part of the Acadiana region of Louisiana. It is named after the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis."

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May 2011

DayPlace
1Concordia Parish, Louisiana
2Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
3Logan County, Kansas
4Gibson County, Indiana
5George County, Mississippi
6Todd County, Minnesota
7Monroe County, Pennsylvania
8Tripp County, South Dakota
9Daviess County, Missouri
10Richmond County, North Carolina
11Chatham County, North Carolina
12Glasscock County, Texas
13Franklin County, Kentucky
14Lake County, Oregon
15Phillips County, Montana
16Oconee County, Georgia
17Rusk County, Wisconsin
18Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana
19Runnels County, Texas
20Cowlitz County, Washington
21Monticello Cemetery, Monticello, Jasper County, Georgia
22Guadalupe Cemetery, Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona
23South Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
24Congregation Young Israel Cemetery, Evergreen Cemetery, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
25Greenwood Cemetery, Cedartown, Polk County, Georgia
26Saint Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas
27Lawtonville Cemetery, Hampton County, South Carolina
28Beth Israel Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
29Storden Cemetery, Westbrook Township, Cottonwood County, Minnesota
30Haldeman Cemetery, Troy Township, Morrow County, Ohio
31Forest Park West Cemetery, Shreveport, Caddo Parish, Louisiana

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Note: The first Place-of-the-Day was in September 2010