Livingston Parish, Louisiana

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Livingston Parish (French: Paroisse de Livingston) Is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. Its parish seat is Livingston. As of 2000, its population was 91,814.

Livingston Parish is part of the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Baton Rouge–Pierre Part Combined Statistical Area.

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History

Livingston is an eponym honoring Edward Livingston, a prominent American and Louisianan jurist and statesman who assisted in the drafting of the Louisiana Civil Code of 1825. Livingston Parish was created by state legislature in 1832.[1]

In recent years, Livingston Parish has been represented in the Louisiana State Senate by Republicans, Heulette Fontenot (2000–2008) and Dale M. Erdey (since 2008).

Geography

The parish has a total area of 703 square miles (1,820 km²), of which, 648 square miles (1,678 km²) of it is land and 55 square miles (142 km²) of it (7.80%) is water.

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