East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

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East Feliciana Parish (French: Paroisse de Feliciana Est) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Clinton. In 2000, the population was 21,360.

East Feliciana 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

The parish was part of Feliciana Parish which was founded in 1810 and was divided in 1824 into East Feliciana Parish and West Feliciana Parish.

The Margaret Dixon Correctional Institute is located in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish. It opened in 1976 and is named for the crusading managing editor of the Baton Rouge Morning Advocate, who argued for the decentralization of the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola in neighboring West Feliciana Parish.

Geography

The parish has a total area of 456 square miles (1,181.0 km2), of which 453 square miles (1,173.3 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.50%) is water.

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