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Beauregard Parish Historical Society. History of Beauregard Parish Louisiana. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1986.
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana Comprising a Large Fund of Biography of Actual Residents, and an Interesting Historical Sketch of Thirteen Counties. Nashville and Chicago: Southern Publishing Company, 1890.
Bunner, E. History of Louisiana from the First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1842.
Burns, Francis P. "West Florida and the Louisiana Purchase: An Examination into
the Question of Whether It was Included in the Territory Ceded by the Treaty of
Louisiana Historical Quarterly 15 (1932): 391–416.
Calhoun, Robert Dabney. “The Origin and Early Development of County-Parish Government in Louisiana (1805-1845)”. Louisiana Historical Quarterly 18:1 (January 1935): 56-160.
Cappon, Lester J., Barbara Bartz Petchenik, and John Hamilton Long, eds. Atlas of Early American History: The Revolutionary Era, 1760–1790. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1976.
Chambers, Henry E. A History of Louisiana: Wilderness, Colony, Province, Territory, State, People. 3 vols. Chicago and New York: American Historical Publishers, 1925.
Conrad, Glenn R. The Attakapas Domesday Book: Land Grants, Claims and Confirmations in the Attakapas District, 1764-1826. Vol. 1 of Land Records of the Attakapas District. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1990.
Conrad, Glenn R. Conveyance Records of the Attakapas County, 1804-1818. Vol. II, part 1 of Land Records of the Attakapas District. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1992.
Conrad, Glenn R. Attakapas – St. Martin Estates, 1804-1818. Vol. II, part 2 of Land Records of the Attakapas District. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1993.
Cox, Isaac Joslin. West Florida Controversy 1798-1813: A Study in American Diplomacy. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1918.
Din, Gilbert C. ed., The Louisiana Purchase and its Aftermath 1800-1830. vol. 3 of The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1996
Fontenot, Mary Alice, and Rev. Paul B. Freeland, D.D. Acadia Parish, Louisiana. 2 vols. Lafayette, LA: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1976, 1979.
Fortier, Alcée. A History of Louisiana. 2nd. ed. 5 vols. Baton Rouge: Claitor’s Book Store, 1966-1985
Fuller, Hubert Bruce. Purchase of Florida: Its History and Diplomacy. Cleveland: Burrows Brothers Co., 1906.
Gayarré, Charles. History of Louisiana. 4 vols. New Orleans: Armand Hawkins, 1885.
General chart of the territory of Orleans also including Western Florida and a portion of the territory of the Mississippi according to the most recent observations by Barthélémy Lafon, engineer/geographer in New Orleans. French map made in Paris by Ch. Piquet. 1806 map.
Goins, Charles Robert and John Michael Caldwell. Historical Atlas of Louisiana. Norman and London: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.
Griffin, Harry Lewis. The Attakapas Country: A History of Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 1974.
Haggard, J. Villasana. “The Neutral Ground Between Louisiana and Texas, 1806-1821”. Louisiana Historical Quarterly 28:4 (October 1945): 1001-1128
Historical Records Survey, Louisiana. County-Parish Boundaries in Louisiana. New Orleans: Department of Archives, Louisiana State University, 1939. Cited as HRS.
Historical Records Survey, Louisiana. Judicial and Congressional District Boundary Law in Louisiana. New Orleans: Department of Archives, Louisiana State University, 1939.
History Book Committee, Edward Livingston Historical Association. History of Livingston Parish, Louisiana. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1986.
Kane, Joseph Nathan. American Counties: Origins of Names, Dates of Creation and Organization, Area, Population, Historical Data, and Published Sources. 3d ed. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1972.
La Salle Parish Genealogical Association. History of La Salle Parish, Louisiana. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1989.
Labbe, Dolores Egger, ed. The Louisiana Purchase and its Aftermath 1800-1830. vol. 3 of The Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History. Lafayette: Center for Louisiana Studies, University of Southwestern Louisiana, 1998.
Lemmon, Alfred E., John T. Magill and Jason R Wiese. Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps. New Orleans: Historic New Orleans Collection, 2003.
Louisiana. State of Louisiana: Acts of the Legislature. Baton Rouge and New Orleans, 1812-. The session laws of the state of Louisiana. Cited as La. Acts.
Louisiana Supreme Court. Lousiana Annual Reports. 19 vols. 1831-1900.
Louisiana Supreme Court. Louisiana Reports. 263 vols. 1901-1972.
Marks, Henry S., ed. “Boundary Disputes in the Republic of West Florida in 1810.” Louisiana History 12 (1971): 355-365.
MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Session Laws. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1936.
MacDonald, Grace E., comp. Check-List of Statutes of States of the United States of America, Including Revisions, Compilations, Digests, Codes and Indexes. Providence: Oxford Press, 1937.
“Map of the State of Louisiana, and Adjacent Countries” Frontispiece to Geographical Description of the State of Louisiana, the Southern Part of the State of Mississippi, and Territory of Alabama, 2nd ed., by William Darby. New York, 1817.
McClurg, Monroe. “State of Louisiana Versus the State of Mississippi.” Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society 8 (1904): 293-339.
Orleans Territory. Acts of the Territory of Orleans. New Orleans, Legislative Council and 1st-3rd legislatures, December 1804-January 1811.
Parry, Clive, ed. Consolidated Treaty Series. 231 volumes. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1969–1981.
Paullin, Charles O. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States. Edited by John K. Wright. Washington, D.C., and New York: Carnegie Institution of Washington and American Geographical Society of New York, 1932.
Pourciau, Betty, ed. St. Martin Parish History. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985.
Rapides Parish. Minute Book of the Rapides Parish Police Jury. 1910.
Riffel, Judy, ed., comp. Iberville Parish History. Dallas, TX: Curtis Media Corporation, 1985.
Riley, Franklin L. “Demarcation of the Mississippi-Louisiana Boundary from the Mouth of Pearl River to the Gulf of Mexico.” Publications of the Mississippi Historical Society 11 (1910): 61-74.
Shortt, Adam, and Arthur G. Doughty, eds. Documents Relating to the Constitutional History of Canada. Vol. 1, 1759–1791. Canadian Archives, Sessional Paper no. 18. Ottawa, 1907. Contains full text of King George III's Proclamation of 1763, including boundary descriptions.
Sinko, Peggy Tuck and Kathryn Ford Thorne, comps. Florida Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. John H. Long, ed. New York: Charles Scribner’s and Sons, 1997.
Southern Reporter. 1887-. Reports of cases heard before the Supreme Court of Louisiana.
Stephenson, Richard W., comp. Land Ownership Maps: A Checklist of Nineteenth Century United States County Maps in the Library of Congress. Washington, D. C. Library of Congress, 1967. Most of the maps listed here have been reproduced on microfiche by the Library of Congress.
Swanson, Betsy. Historic Jefferson Parish from Shore to Shore. Gretna, LA: Pelican, 1975.
Swindler, William F., ed. Sources and Documents of United States Constitutions. 10 vols. Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.: Oceana Publications, 1973–1979.
Tanner, Henry S. Louisiana and Mississippi map. Philadelphia, c. 1820.
Territorial Papers of the United States. Vols. 1–26 edited by Clarence E. Carter; vols. 27–28 edited by John P. Bloom. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1934–1975.
Texas. Laws of the State of Texas. Austin, 1846. The session laws of Texas.
Thorndale, William, and William Dollarhide. Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Censuses, 1790–1920. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987.
United States Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.). United States Quadrangle Maps: Louisiana 7.5 Minute Series. Prepared by the Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army. Washington, D.C.
United States. Statutes at Large of the United States of America, 1789–1873. 17 vols. Boston: Little, Brown, 1845–1874.
Van Zandt, Franklin K. Boundaries of the United States and the Several States. Geological Survey Professional Paper 909. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1976.
Vermilion Historical Society. History of Vermilion Parish Louisiana. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing, 1983.
Violette, Eugene Morrow. A History of Missouri. 1918. Reprint. Cape Girardeau: Ramfre Press, 1953.
Williams, E. Russ Jr. History of Washington Parish, Louisiana 1798-1992. Monroe, LA: Williams Genealogical and Historical Publications, 1994.