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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    A special spot on a river in northeast Louisiana's Morehouse Parish has been steeped in history for as long as area folks can remember.
    Banovic has been an IT specialist for eight years, formerly working in Louisiana at the Morehouse Parish School District and Microdata Networks.
    Pre-bid conference will be held on May 16, 2016 @ 2:00 PM at the Morehouse Memorial Airport in Morehouse Parish, LA.
    Marvin Rhodes was already in Morehouse Parish jail on unrelated charges.
    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.
    Time to find a new place to settle, just as those pioneer Simses did a million years ago, as they moved westward from Georgia and Alabama to settle in Union, and later Morehouse Parish.
    In Morehouse Parish, Bonita Elementary food service technician Gertrude Johnson has become an energetic leader.
    This gastropod was first reported in Louisiana from Bayou Bartholomew in Morehouse Parish by George & Vidrine (1993).
    Record 83, page 398, of the Records of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana.
    highway, in full view of half the motoring population of Morehouse Parish, Louisiana, and Ashley County, Arkansas, simultaneously tilling, singing, and dancing with complete abandon.