John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 267.
Ascension Parish, La., c. h. at Donaldsonville. Southern part, on both sides of the Mississippi. It has on the N. the Amite, with which the Manshac pass from the Mississippi communicates. The La Fourche, another outlet of the Mississippi, leaves that river at Donaldsonville, in this parish. Level, and, except the lands on the immediate banks of the rivers, annually inundated.