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West Carroll Parish
An Act was approved on March 14, 1832 for the creation of the Parish of Carroll, out of the northern part of the original Concordia Parish created in 1809 and the eastern part of Ouachita Parish. Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lake Providence was the first seat of government. Carroll Parish was divided into two parishes in 1877. The division solved a feud over the site of the seat of government. Bayou Macon formed the boundary between the two parishes. Lake Providence became the parish seat of East Carroll Parish. Oak Grove was named the parish seat of West Carroll Parish.
West Carroll Neighbors:
- Northeast: Chicot County, AR
- Southeast: East Carroll Parish
- Southwest: Richland Parish
- West: Morehouse Parish
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West Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lake Providence was the first seat of government. Carroll Parish was divided into two parishes in 1877. The division solved a feud over the site of the seat of government. Lake Providence was named the parish seat of East Carroll. Bayou Macon formed the boundary between the two parishes. Oak Grove became the parish seat of West Carroll Parish.
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West Carroll Parish Table of Contents
Queries - January 1997 to December 1997
Queries - January 1998 - July 1998
Queries - Offsite
Louisiana Confederate Pension Index - Offsite
Louisiana Confederate Pension Index - Offsite
West Carroll Parish Archives - Offsite
Vicksburg Genealogical Society - Offsite
Webmaster's note: African-American Research is extremely difficult because of the lack of historical records before the Civil War. I will post any and all data on this website as often as I find it or it is contributed. While I am aware of what is and is not politically correct today, we are dealing with historical data and all data on this site is transcribed exactly as written and no offense is meant and none should be taken.
Ann Allen Geoghegan, Webmaster
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