Washington Parish

Washington Parish, Louisiana

909 Pearl St
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: (985) 839-7825
Fax: (985) 839-7828

On the northeastern border of LA, northeast of Baton Rouge; organized Mar 6, 1819 from Saint Tammany Parish. Name Origin: For George Washington (1732-99), American patriot and first U.S. president

Area (sq mi):: 675.97 (land 669.57; water 6.40) Population per square mile: 66.60
Population 2005: 44,623 State rank: 26 Population change: 2000-20005 1.60%; 1990-2000 1.70% Population 2000: 43,926 (White 66.90%; Black or African American 31.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $12,915; median household $24,264; Population below poverty level: 24.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,336-$19,809
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 32.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 31.00%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Bogalusa (12,908)

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    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started to conduct work for the remedial investigation of the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, Louisiana.
    The illustrated letters home from France were sent by the Rev Canon Cyril Lomax, who was Rector of Washington Parish Church in County Durham.
    Hundreds of mourners attended his funeral at Washington Parish, The Church on the Hill and took along photos with memories written on the back.
    What we're doing is we have got law enforcement and fire personnel who are going door to door to notify people," Tommy Thiebaud, the Washington Parish director of emergency services, told CNN.
    Second, the movement organized against racial segregation at the Crown Zellerbach Corporation; the largest employer and taxpayer in Bogalusa and Washington Parish.
    The investigators were assisted by the Washington Parish Sheriff's office and Fire District Six who extinguished the fire.
    In rural Washington Parish, self-described "breastfeeding cheerleader" Lisa Sprehe, RN, has been working with the partnership for four years.
    In Phase 11, LaCrosse Pipeline will construct and place in service the pipeline segment from Point Coupee Parish, LA to an interconnection with Southern Natural Gas Company in Washington Parish, LA.
    8 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from Carthage, in Texas, US to Washington Parish in south-eastern Louisiana, US.
    a year in Washington Parish as a narcotics agent; and two years in Mississippi as a Pike County sheriff's deputy.
    The town is the parish seat of Washington Parish, is an average of 155 feet above sea level and is located 61 miles north of New Orleans.
    As the hurricane passed, it took the pumping station crews almost 24 hours to return from their refuge more than 100 miles away in Washington Parish.

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