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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.

Location

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.

Our small town communities have a warm welcome for you.

map inlcuding city of Jennings, and the towns of Lake Arthur, Welsh, Elton, and the villages of Fenton, Lacassine and Roanoke

Tourism Contacts

Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

Creed M. Romano
Creed M. Romano
President & CEO
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Kyler Royer
Kyler Royer
Tourist Information Manager
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Jamie Lee
Jamie Lee
Graphics/Communications Coordinator/Social Media Manager
[email protected]

Board of Directors

Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission

The Jeff Davis Parish Tourist Commission’s board of directors are volunteers and are dedicated ambassadors for our parish and innovative, forward thinking individuals serving the communities they represent.

Austin Bertrand

Board Member
Town of Elton

Bengt Lindel

Board Member
Town of Welsh

 John Marceaux

 Secretary/Treasurer
JDP Police Jury

Tammy Broussard

Board Member
Hotel Association

Buffina Crochet

Vice-Chairman
City of Jennings

 Sheila Chapman

Chairman
Town of Lake Arthur

 Ronnie Petree

Board Member
Town of Welsh

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