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Lincoln Parish Louisiana Genealogy and History

Founded: 1873

Named for: Abraham Lincoln

Parish Seat: Ruston

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Cities: Grambling, Ruston (parish seat and largest municipality).

Towns: Dubach, Vienna.

Villages: Choudrant, Downsville, Simsboro.

Unincorporated communities: Corinth, Mount Zion, Pleasant Hill, Hico, Hilly, Unionville.


Since the late 20th century, archeologists have dated eleven sites in northern Louisiana where thousands of years ago, indigenous cultures built complexes with multiple, monumental earthwork mounds during the Middle Archaic period, long before the development of sedentary, agricultural societies. At sites such as Watson Brake, Frenchman's Bend, and Caney, generations of hunter-gatherers worked for hundreds of years to build and add to mound complexes. Hedgepeth Site, located in Lincoln Parish, is dated about 5200–4500 BP (about 3300–2600 BCE), from the latter part of this period. Such finds are changing the understanding of early human cultures.

The parish was one of several new ones established by the state legislature during Reconstruction; in 1873 it was formed from land that had belonged to Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson and Union parishes to create one in which newly elected representatives might have more ties to the Republican Party. It was an attempt to break up the old order of political power, and to capitalize on the arrival of the railroad line. The parish is named for the late U.S. president Abraham Lincoln.

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