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First official post office established near this site, February 20, 1894. Named after first postmaster, George W. Watson, whose family owned land that is now the center of Watson.
Originally a Spanish settlement and early port on Amite River route from Mississippi River via Bayou Manchac. First called Scivicque's Ferry for Vincent Scivicque, native of Italy. Parish seat 1872-1881
Originally named Milton Old Field for Michael Milton who claimed land in 1853. Walker post office established in 1856. Named for Wm. E. Walker, MD, state legislator and organizer of Co. D 16th LA Inf., CSA. Town incorporated in 1909.
Organized in 1856. Existing building constructed in 1898. Oldest Baptist church building in Livingston Parish. Drinking water furnished by ground water spring. Surrounding area settled by Anglo-Saxon Protestants in 1800's.
Locally known by the above name, although the post office was named Springville. Served as parish seat, 1881 to 1941. Site of first electrocution in the state in 1941. Van Buren, the first parish seat, 1832-35, was on the east bank.
Town incorporated in 1953; first mayor was Grady Stewart. Railroad (B.R.H.& E.) established Albany in 1907-08. Crossed by old north-south Turnpike Road from Springfield to Natchez, MS. On portion of Spanish Headright granted to Nancy Setton in 1801.
Known as Arpadhon, area is site of largest rural Hungarian settlement in U.S. Settlers attracted here in 1896 by Charles Brakenridge lumber mill. People bought cut-over timber land to farm and raise strawberries.
Oldest town in Livingston Parish. Incorporated in 1838. Named for abundant ground water springs. Connected to old Natchez Trace. Site of a Spanish fort about 1800. Parish seat from 1835-1872. Old courthouse still stands.
Surrounded by Lake Maurepas, the Amite River, Bayou Pierre, the Petite Amite, and Blind River. Lake named by Iberville in 1699 for Comte de Maurepas. Area settled by French, Spanish, and German immigrants.
"La Cote Francaise." Settled in 1800 via Amite River by French, German,and Italian "emigres." Jovial Creole culture was unique. Cypress sawmills, trapping, shingle making, farms and steamboat service once thrived here.