DeSoto Parish, Louisiana

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DeSoto Parish, Louisiana
Parish of DeSoto
DeSoto Parish Courthouse in Mansfield
DeSoto Parish Courthouse in Mansfield
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Louisiana's location within the U.S.
Country United States
State Louisiana
RegionNorth Louisiana
Founded1843
Named forsettler, Marcel DeSoto
Parish seatMansfield
Largest municipalityStonewall (area)
Mansfield (population)
Area
 • Total2,320 km2 (895 sq mi)
 • Land2,270 km2 (876 sq mi)
 • Water50 km2 (19 sq mi)
 • percentage5 km2 (2.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total26,812
 • Density12/km2 (30/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code318
Congressional district4th
WebsiteDeSoto Parish Government

DeSoto Parish (French: Paroisse DeSoto) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 26,656.[1] The parish seat and most populous municipality is Mansfield.[2] The parish was formed in 1843.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011. Retrieved August 9, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "DeSoto Parish". www.sfasu.edu. Center for Regional Heritage Research. Retrieved September 3, 2014.