Louisiana Settlement

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The term Louisiana Settlement refers to a cluster of small rural communities located in west central Polk County. The settlement encompassed an area of seven to ten square miles and was settled in the 1840s by migrants from Louisiana. They set up plantations, and a group of communities, including Bold Springs, Colita, Patonia, Canary, and Pleasant Hill, evolved.

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Adapted from the official Handbook of Texas, a state encyclopedia developed by Texas State Historical Association (TSHA). It is an authoritative source of trusted historical records.

Belongs to

Louisiana Settlement is part of or belongs to the following places:

Currently Exists


Place type

Louisiana Settlement is classified as a Town

Associated Names

  • (Colita)
  • (Patonia)

Has Post Office


Is Incorporated