Washington
Parish

Washington Parish was formed March 6,  1819 by splitting off from St. Tammany Parish. It was named in honor of  George Washington .  Franklinton was founded in 1819, originally under the name of Franklin, but in 1826 the name was changed to Franklinton since there was already another town with the same name in St. Mary Parish. In 1826, representatives and citizens from both communities showed up at the state capitol in Baton Rouge to state their cases to keep the name "Franklin". A compromise was reached by the Louisiana Legislature, allowing Franklin in St. Mary Parish to retain its name, while Washington Parish's parish seat would be known as Franklinton. Franklinton became the parish seat on February 10, 1821. Bogalusa is the only incorporated city in Washington Parish, Louisiana. Incorporated in July 4, 1914.

 

Cities and Towns

Angie
Bogalusa
Mount Hermon
 Franklinton
Varnado

Adjacent Counties and Parishes


Pike County, Mississippi (northwest)
Walthall County, Mississippi (north)
Marion County, Mississippi (northeast)
Pearl River County, Mississippi (east)
St. Tammany Parish (south)
Tangipahoa Parish (west)

 

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