Origins of Tangipahoa Parish Place Names Series
In 1969, the Official Souvenir Program of the Tangipahoa Parish Centennial included a Place Names Study written by John Valsin Coumes which discussed the origins of nearly every named place in the parish. I thought that articles revisiting those discussions would be a good series to start this column.
Not every place name in the parish comes from Native American origins like in the two previous articles. A good many are named for notable people, usually early settlers of that area.
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