Lincoln Parish, Louisiana

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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.

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History

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]

Geography

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]

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