Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 82.
CLAIBORNE PARISH, situated on the north boundary of Louisiana, on the east side of Bayou Dorcheat. Area, ------- square miles. Face of the country generally level; soil, along the streams, fertile. Seat of justice, Oveston. Pop. in 1830, 1,764; in 1840, 6,185; in 1850, 7,471.