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French: Paroisse de Bossier

Bossier Parish was created on Feb. 24, 1843, through Act 33 of the Louisiana legislature, signed into law by Gov. Alexandre Mouton. The parish was  named for the Louisiana Creole militia general Pierre Evariste Jean Baptiste Bossier. Bossier Parish is also known as Cotton Parish. Bossier parish lies in the extreme northwestern part of the State, fronting Red river on the west for about seventy-live miles, and only separated from Texas by the parish of Caddo. On the north it is bounded by the State of Arkansas.  Benton is the parish seat.

Cities and towns

Bossier City
Plain Dealing
Red Chute


Unincorporated areas

Adner Carterville  Koran Redland
Antrim Curtis Mayer  Rocky Mount
Badcou Ferguson Midway Vanceville
Barksdale Fillmore Morris Ward View
Bellevue Hinkle Mott Willow Chute
Blenheim Hughes Oakland
Bolinger Ivan Princeton
Caplis Linton Red Chute

Adjacent Areas

North: Lafayette County, Ark.
East: Webster Parish
Southeast: Bienville Parish; Red River Parish
Southwest: Caddo Parish
Northwest: Miller County, Ark



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