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Jefferson Parish (La.)

LC control no.n 80080253
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Geographic headingJefferson Parish (La.)
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Geographic subdivision usageLouisiana--Jefferson Parish
Variant(s)Jefferson Parish, La.
Beginning date1825-02-11
Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeLouisiana
LocatedGretna (La.)
Carrollton (New Orleans, La.)
Lafayette (New Orleans, La.)
Found inGeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 29°44ʹ01ʺN 090°06ʹ00ʺW)
Wikipedia, 8 December 2017 (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana; a parish in the state of Louisiana; the parish seat (since 1874) is Gretna; included in the New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area; named in honor of Thomas Jefferson, established by the Louisiana Legislature on February 11, 1825; the parish seat was in the city of Lafayette, until that area was annexed by New Orleans in 1852; in that year the parish government moved to Carrollton, where it remained for twenty-two years; originally, this parish was larger than it is today, running from Felicity Street in New Orleans to the St. Charles Parish line; as New Orleans grew, it absorbed the cities of Lafayette, Jefferson City, Carrollton, and several unincorporated areas (faubourgs), which became part of Orleans Parish; present borders between Jefferson Parish and Orleans Parish were set in 1874; 29° 44ʹ 0ʺ N, 90° 6ʹ 0ʺ W; 29.733333, -90.1; not to be confused with Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana)
Geographic area coden-us-la