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Avoyelles Parish
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The parish is named for the Avoyel Indian tribe


Fr. dim. of avoie, 'small vipers')
The parish is named for the Avoyel Indian tribe. The parish was established on March 31, 1807 and was named  Marksville became the parish seat. This is where a circuit rider had held court.  A tribe spoken of in the 18th century as one of the nations of the Red River, having their villages near the mouth of that stream, within what is now Avoyelles Parish, La. They probably belonged to the Caddoan family, the tribe representing a group that had remained near the ancient habitat of its kindred. The country occupied by the Avoyelles was fertile and intersected by lakes and bayous, one of the latter being still called by their name. They were known as the "people of the rocks". They disappeared pretty rapidly. The Tunica Indians were still living in a village near the town of Mansura, Avoyelles Parish as late as 1930. The Tunica were from across the river in Natchez, Mississippi and settled near Marksville.T he remnant of the Tunica, consisting of about 30 people, are now east and southeast of Marksville, the parish seat, on what is called Marksville prairie. They speak Tunica, Creole, and English.



The parish seat is Marksville



Cities and towns
Bunkie
Cottonport
Evergreen
Hessmer
Mansura
Marksville
Moreauville
Plaucheville
Simmesport


Adjacent parishes
La Salle (north)
Catahoula (north)
Concordia (northeast)
West Feliciana (east)
Pointe Coupee (southeast)
St. Landry (south)
Evangeline (southwest)
Rapides (west)

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