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Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana

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Jefferson Davis Parish is a parish located in Louisiana. The parish seat is Jennings. As of 2000, its population was 31,435.[1] 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.

Jefferson Davis Parish was one of the last incorporated parishes in the state of Louisiana. Originally a part of Imperial Calcasieu Parish, it became a separate entity in the year 1912.

Website evaluation

See also: Evaluation of Louisiana parish websites
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Transparency grading process

The good

  • Tax information is published.[2]
  • A list of members of the police jury is provided, but only one contact telephone number is listed.[3]

The bad

  • No information is provided about how parish residents can request access to public documents of the parish under Louisiana's sunshine laws.
  • The website contains very little information on parish government.

Cities and towns

  • Roanoke


Jefferson Davis Parish Public Schools operates public schools in the parish.

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