DeSoto Parish

DeSoto Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 1206
Mansfield, LA 71052
Phone: (318) 872-3110
Fax: (318) 872-4202

On the western border, south of Shreveport; organized Apr 1, 1843 from Natchitoches Parish. Name Origin: For Hernando de Soto (c.1500-42), Spanish explorer of southern U.S

Area (sq mi):: 894.49 (land 877.20; water 17.29) Population per square mile: 30.10
Population 2005: 26,383 State rank: 37 Population change: 2000-20005 3.50%; 1990-2000 0.60% Population 2000: 25,494 (White 55.30%; Black or African American 42.20%; Hispanic or Latino 1.60%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.00%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $13,606; median household $28,252; Population below poverty level: 25.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,463-$21,701
Unemployment (2004): 7.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.10% Median travel time to work: 30.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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5% WI in 14 oil and gas wells in Spider Field in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
In addition, Endeavour has minority interests in three outside-operated Haynesville tests in the Woodardville Field and one outside-operated well in the Grand Cane Field, DeSoto Parish, all of which are at various stages of drilling or completion.
This $40 million expansion will transport gas gathered from a producer's dedicated acreage located within DeSoto Parish to Regency's Logansport gathering system.
ABSTRACT--The discovery of two specimens of Plethodon serratus Grobman from DeSoto Parish indicates a range extension for the species in Louisiana.
About the same time, a separate tornado destroyed the First United Methodist Church in Logansport, a DeSoto Parish town south-west of Shreveport near the Texas border.
Freshwater fish preserves were also established or planned for Lakes Ouachita and Bisteneau, and one in DeSoto Parish.
We currently have 34 units fully developed in the Haynesville in DeSoto Parish.
24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), a global performance improvement solutions provider, today announced that its Alternative Fuels business unit completed construction of Encana Corporation's new Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) fueling station located at the Relay Truck Stop in Frierson, DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
It will provide gathering customers with additional high-value takeaway options in DeSoto Parish, LA and Shelby County, TX--areas experiencing significant drilling activity--and expand Regency's presence in the Haynesville Shale.
HOUSTON -- MSUSA is pleased to announce the release of approximately 66 wetland mitigation credits from Bushneck Bayou Mitigation Bank in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
Separately, Mexco announced the drilling by Chesapeake Energy of two additional horizontal wells on acreage in which it owns overriding royalty interests in the Haynesville area of Desoto Parish, Louisiana.
The system reaches across north Louisiana, from Caddo Parish to Franklin Parish and will be expanded to the southwest into Desoto Parish to interconnect with Regency's Logansport gathering system.