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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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Jeff Davis Parish Map of Cities


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The Welsh Museum Taste & Sell Annual Fundraiser is tomorrow night! This event is at the Welsh Museum ( a hidden local history gem!)
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Join the Town of Lake Arthur for its Annual Christmas Parade and Fireworks! Saturday, December 10th!
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The Welsh Roanoke Community Choir will present its annual Christmas Cantata! Two performances Sunday, December 18th.
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Jennings Christmas Festival is Friday, December 16th! Come out and enjoy all the great Holiday events they have planned!
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