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The name, Tangipahoa, means “ear of corn” or “those who gather corn” which referred to the sub-tribe of the Acolapissa. These Native Americans inhabited the area when French brothers, Pierre and Jean le Moyne, known as Sieurs Bienville and Iberville.

The boundaries were fixed beginning at the state line west of Osyka four miles, south along the Natalbany Creek and Tickfaw River, along the Lake and along the Tchefuncte River to the state line, and west to the place of origin. The boundaries were fixed by legislative law in March 1896 and Tangipahoa Parish was founded. The city of Amite is the parish seat.

Cities and Towns

Amite City


Adjacent counties, parishes
Amite County, Mississippi (northwest)
Pike County, Mississippi (northeast)
St. Tammany Parish and Washington Parish (east)
Lake Pontchartrain (southeast)
St. John the Baptist Parish (south)
Livingston Parish and St. Helena Parish (west)

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