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As a person gets older history becomes more important in their life. Many people are most interested in a certain phase or time period of history while others like the accurate facts of history. Then there are others that have an interest in all phases of history. Today’s article will please those individuals who like snips of history in many categories. The following facts about DeSoto Parish cover the period from its beginning to the present.

I. Governor Alexander Mouton, father of Gen. Moulton of Battle of Mansfield fame, in 1843 created DeSoto Parish from Natchitoches Parish and Caddo Parish. Roughly the north half of DeSoto was from Caddo and the south half from Natchitoches.

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