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Grant Parish was one of the "Reconstruction" parishes of Northwest Louisiana. It was created out of the Southern part of Winn Parish and the northern part of Rapides Parish. The name "Grant" applies in honor of U. S. Grant, by Act 82 of March 4, 1869, The parish seat is named for Grant's first vice president, Schuyler M. Colfax of Indiana.(The Democrats of the local area did not like the idea of their parish being named after a northern General and declared that the Parish of Grant was named after R. H. Grant who was a cabin-boy on one of the steamboats which ran the Red River. This boy later worked himself into the position of Captain of the Packet U and I which ran the Red River from Alexandria to Jefferson, Texas—only the most skilled captains were qualified to operate in the upper Red River waters.) Source: By Louis R. Nardini, Sr.

Cities and towns

Dry Prong

Adjacent parishes

Winn Parish (north)
La Salle Parish (east)
Rapides Parish (south)
Natchitoches Parish (west)

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Tensas Parish

Iberia Parish

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Lafayette Consolidated Government

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