District of Louisiana

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District of Louisiana
Territory of the United States

A map of the District of Louisiana
CapitalSt. Louis
• 1804–1805
William Henry Harrison
• Established
October 1 1804
• Organized
July 4 1805
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Territory

The District of Louisiana, or Louisiana District, was an official, temporary, United States government designation for the part of the Louisiana Purchase that had not been organized into the Orleans Territory. It officially existed from March 10, 1804, until July 4, 1805, when it was incorporated as the Louisiana Territory.

On March 3, 1805, Congress passed a bill that organized the District of Louisiana into the Louisiana Territory. It started on July 4, 1805. The territorial government was organized in a way similar to the Indiana Territory.[1]

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