Morehouse Parish

Morehouse Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1543
Bastrop, LA 71221
Phone: (318) 281-3343
Fax: (318) 281-3775

On the northern border of the LA panhandle, northeast of Monroe; organized Mar 25, 1844 from Ouachita Territory. Name Origin: For Abraham Morehouse (?-1813), colonizer and representative to the legislature of the Territory of Orleans

Area (sq mi):: 805.20 (land 794.25; water 10.95) Population per square mile: 37.80
Population 2005: 29,989 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -2.90% Population 2000: 31,021 (White 55.50%; Black or African American 43.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,197; median household $25,124; Population below poverty level: 26.80% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,214-$21,001
Unemployment (2004): 9.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.30% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bastrop County seat (12,661)

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    The project involves restoration and monitoring work on Mollicy Farms, a 16,000-acre floodplain wetland complex of the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge located in Morehouse Parish.
    Currently being worked on are Caddo Pine Island field in Caddo Parish, Monroe field in Morehouse Parish, wildcat fields in Caddo, Red River and Bossier parishes, and Darrow field in Ascension parish.
    This gastropod was first reported in Louisiana from Bayou Bartholomew in Morehouse Parish by George & Vidrine (1993).
    Through numerous land acquisitions, including a $2 million purchase of 47,000 acres in Ashley County and Morehouse Parish, La.
    Calix (NYSE:CALX) today announced that Northeast Louisiana Telephone Company, an award winner in Round One of the Broadband Initiatives Program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, has formally selected the Calix Unified Access portfolio to bring advanced Active Ethernet (AE) solutions to thousands of premises in Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.
    The Calix E7 and the extensive Calix ONT portfolio are ideally suited to our strategic needs, and we look forward to delivering a host of advanced services to the residents of Morehouse Parish for years to come.
    The fresh water reservoirs located near Bastrop, Louisiana in Morehouse Parish are popular recreational sites.
    He serves as first vice president of the North Louisiana Agri-Business Council, treasurer of the Morehouse Economic Corporation and the Morehouse Parish Lake Commission, commissioner of the Morehouse Economic Development District and advisory board chairman of the Louisiana Technical College in Bastrop.
    He is responsible for managing operations and developing business in Morehouse Parish, which includes Bastrop, in northeast Louisiana.
    9% in July 2004, the 5th lowest parish in the state and Morehouse Parish reported 13.