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Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

US county information
NameJefferson Davis Parish
Largest cityJennings
US Area
Total Area659 sq mi (1706.8 km2)
Land Area652 sq mi (1688.7 km2)
Water Area6 sq mi (15.5 km2)
Population31435 (2000)
Density18.5/km2 (48/sq mi)
Named forConfederate President Jefferson Davis
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

Airport information
NameJennings, USA
Airport typePublic
LocationJennings, LA
Elevation (23 ft)

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See also Jeff Davis CountyJefferson Davis Parish ( ) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Jennings. As of 2000, its population was 31,435. Jefferson Davis Parish is named after the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis. It is located in southwestern Louisiana and forms a part of the Acadiana region. In 2005, the parish was damaged significantly by Hurricane Rita, which caused much wind damage and flooding in the western part of the parish. The storm also caused Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge to be affected by saltwater intrusion.

Jefferson Davis Parish is part of the Jennings Micropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lake Charles - Jennings Combined Statistical Area.

The first oil in Louisiana was drilled in 1901 in what became Jeff Davis Parish by W. Scott Heywood, who in 1932 was elected to the Louisiana State Senate.

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