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Allen Parish

French: Paroisse d'Allen

 Is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Oberlin and As of 2000, the population was 25,440. Allen Parish is in southwestern Louisiana, southwest of Alexandria. The original name in 1804 was "Territory of Orleans". In 1807 the territory was divided into nineteen parishes, Allen was  part of Calcasieu parish with the parish seat in Lake Charles. People began to settle the area forming a wonderful mixed culture including Acadian French, French from France, Scotch-Irish, German, English and others. As the Parish became more heavily populated, it became necessary to make another division. On June 12, 1912 almost 100 years after the Louisiana Purchase, three parishes were carved out of the Calcasieu- Jefferson Davis, Allen and Beauregard. The rest remained the Calcasieu. The Northeastern portion that became Allen, was named after the Confederate States Army general and former  governor of Louisiana, Henry Watkins Allen.

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Northeast: Rapides Parish
East: Evangeline Parish
South: Jefferson Davis Parish
West: Beauregard Parish
Northwest: Vernon Parish

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