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July 20, 1979 -


ORLEANS gained when boundaries through Lake Pontchartrain were defined. (La. Acts 1979, vol. 2, Reg. Sess., pp. 2042, 2043-2044)

March 23, 1874 - July 20, 1979


ORLEANS gained from JEFFERSON when the city of Carrollton was annexed to the city of New Orleans. (La. Acts 1874, 3rd Leg., 2nd sess., pp. 119-122)

March 16, 1870 - March 23, 1874


ORLEANS gained from JEFFERSON when the cities of New Orleans and Jefferson were consolidated. (La. Acts 1870, 1st Leg., extra sess., pp. 30-49)

April 20, 1847 - March 16, 1870


ORLEANS gained from JEFFERSON when the limits of ORLEANS were extended to Felicity Street. (La. Acts 1847, 1st Leg., 2nd sess., pp. 100-101)

February 11, 1825 - April 20, 1847


ORLEANS lost to creation of JEFFERSON; loss included the disputed areas of Cheniere Caminada and Grand Isle. (La. Acts 1825, 7th Leg., 1st sess., pp. 108-112)

April 14, 1807 - February 11, 1825


ORLEANS Parish created within Orleans County. The creation of parishes did not abolish the 12 counties established on 10 Apr 1805. The counties existed for taxing and electoral purposes, while parishes took over jurisdiction of judicial matters. (Orleans Terr. Acts 1807, 1st. Leg., 2nd sess., ch. 1, sec. 9/ p. 10; Calhoun, 85-93)

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