District of Louisiana

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District of Louisiana
Territory of the United States

Location of Louisiana District
A map of the District of Louisiana
Capital St. Louis
 •  1804–1805 William Henry Harrison
 •  Established October 1, 1804
 •  Organized July 4, 1805

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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