Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

related topics
{household, population, female}
{area, part, region}
{county, mile, population}
{school, student, university}

Lincoln Parish (French: Paroisse de Lincoln) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Ruston. In 2004, its population was estimated to be 42,382.[citation needed] Lincoln Parish and neighboring Jackson Parish are part of the Ruston Micropolitan Statistical Area.



The parish was established during Reconstruction in 1873 from land that had belonged to Bienville Parish, Claiborne Parish, Jackson Parish and Union Parish.[citation needed] It is named for former U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.[citation needed]

In 1934, the historian Robert W. Mondy of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston completed a thesis entitled "A History of Lincoln Parish, Louisiana" as part of the requirements for his Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.[1]


The parish has a total area of 472 square miles (1,223 km²), of which, 471 square miles (1,221 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.19%) is water.[citation needed]

Full article ▸

related documents
St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
Claiborne Parish, Louisiana
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana
Iberia Parish, Louisiana
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
Linwood Lake, Minnesota
East Kittson, Minnesota
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana
Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana
North Beltrami, Minnesota
Catahoula Parish, Louisiana
Mud Hen Lake, Minnesota
Richland Parish, Louisiana
North Washington, Maine
East Central Washington, Maine
Sturgeon River, Minnesota
West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
Northeast Aitkin, Minnesota
Little Sand Lake, Minnesota
Winchester, Nevada
Crab Lake, Minnesota
Franklin Parish, Louisiana
Heikkala Lake, Minnesota
Porter, New York
Northwest Roseau, Minnesota
Kabetogema, Minnesota
Concordia Parish, Louisiana
O'Kean, Arkansas
North Carrollton, Mississippi