In the United States, a county is a political and geographic subdivision of a state,
usually assigned some level of governmental authority. The term "county" is used
in 48 of the 50 U.S. s...
According to the National Association of Counties, only one state has parishes
instead of counties. Counties are called parishes in Louisiana, but the difference
Louisiana was officially Roman Catholic under both France and Spain's rule. The
boundaries dividing the territories generally coincided with church parishes.
Feb 21, 2005 ... It is divided into parishes. ... In addition to Louisiana and Alaska having no
counties, there are two states, Connecticut and Rhode Island, that ...
I believe this stems from the State's origin as a French and Spanish Colony. The
colony's governance was divided into small geographic units (French: paroisse; ...
As part of Louisiana's French legacy counties are called "parishes." Early French
and Spanish settlers influenced the legal system in Louisiana. Despite popular ...
Apr 8, 2016 ... In 1803, Louisiana had 12 parishes as defined by the Territorial ... We have
parishes instead of counties because of Louisiana's strong ...
Louisiana has Parishes instead of Counties. These serve identical functions as
Counties. The name derives from the French and Catholic Church influence ...
Louisiana is the only state in the union that does not have counties. ... Saint
Martin Parish is home to the world's largest freshwater river basin, the
Louisiana is the only state in the U.S. that has parishes instead of counties. Rich
in historical flavor, the names of these parishes vary from French to American ...