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Jennings, Welsh, Lake Arthur, Elton and Fenton
Map location of Jeff Davis Parish on I-10

 Jeff Davis Parish


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Jefferson Davis Parish (French: Paroisse de Jefferson Davis) is named after the President of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, Jefferson Davis, and founded in 1912.  The first oil in Louisiana was drilled in 1901 in what is now Jeff Davis Parish. We are located in southwestern Louisiana.

Jeff Davis Parish comprises five incorporate towns including Elton, Fenton, Jennings (Parish seat), Lake Arthur, and Welsh. Centered between Houston, TX and New Orleans, LA. Jeff Davis Parish is a quaint, rural community that is strategically positioned for success. Interstate 10 runs east and west through the center of our parish, providing quick and easy access to local markets. Our area offers many ways for economic growth and lots of interest for tourism. From unique cuisine to a variety of landscapes, our area is rich in culture.

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🎥🍿🎬Town of Elton Movie Night in the Plaza! This weekend-Saturday, June 3rd#jeffdavisparish #townofelton ... See MoreSee Less
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Our office is at the State Capitol today for Tourism Day! It's an excellent opportunity to tell everyone about our Parish and all we have to offer visitors. #jeffdavisparish #ExploreLouisiana #onlyinlouisiana #feedyoursoul ... See MoreSee Less
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🎼🎶🎸Town of Welsh presents "Rocking in the Park"! Music by Leroy Thomas on Sunday, June 11th, at Sportsman Park in Welsh. Free family-friendly event! #jeffdavisparish #townofwelsh #louisianatravel #onlyinlouisiana ... See MoreSee Less
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LLDWF Get Out & Fishis offering a FREE Beginner Catfishing Course at the I-10 Park in Jennings! It's on Wednesday, June 21st. For more info and to register, visit: #getoutandfish #explorelouisiana #getoutdoors ... See MoreSee Less
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