Acadia Parish Louisiana
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The parish was founded from parts of St. Landry Parish in 1886
The parish seat is Crowley.
The Attakapas Indians were the early inhabitants of
Acadia Parish. Claimed by France in 1682, the Louisiana territory was held as a
French colony until 1763, when it was ceded to Spain. Louisiana was returned to
France in 1800 under Napoleon. Three years later, the United States purchased
the Louisiana territory.
During the French regime Acadia Parish was a
part of the district known as Poste des Opelousas, later known as St. Landry
Parish, from which several southwest parishes were formed. Under United States
jurisdiction, Opelousas became the seat of all legal transaction.
Cities, Towns, and
Church Point * Crowley * Duson * Estherwood * Eunice *
Iota * Mermentau * Morse * Rayne *
Branch * Egan * Ellis * Evangeline * Ebenezer * Lyons Point * Maxie * Midland *
Mire (formerly Marais Bouleur and Bosco) * Mowata * Richard * Robert's Cove
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