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Rapides Parish, LA

Rapides Parish, Louisiana, 1857
RAPIDES PARISH, situated toward the west part of Louisiana, and traversed by Red river. Area, 600 square miles. Face of the country, in the north and south, hilly, subsiding into an alluvial plain which skirts Red river. Seat of justice, Alexandria. Pop. in 1810, 2,200; in 1820, 6,065; in 1830, 7,559; in 1840, 14,132; in 1850, 16,561. (Fanning's, 1853)


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