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Richland Parish is a rural farming community whose people give special attention to their youth and to their elderly. Its history reflects a population that has overcome great odds in taming wild canebrakes and swamps and converting the rich soil underneath into the most productive farmland in an agricultural state. These resources are now being used to bring new businesses and jobs to the area so that future generations can continue to enjoy Richland Parish as a great place to call home. It is also home to the Franklin Farms Mega Site that consists of 1,440 acres and is located off I-20. There are roughly 4,000 additional acres located all around the primary site, all with one owner, perfect for supplier locations.
The Parish is located in northeast Louisiana in the area known as the North Louisiana Delta Country. It lies in the center of a circle of seven parishes with similar geographic characteristics. Starting with Morehouse to the north, and proceeding clockwise, the parishes are West Carroll, East Carroll, Madison, Franklin, and Caldwell, ending with Ouachita Parish to the west. The parish is covered by a network of slow meandering rivers, creeks, and bayous. The western half of the parish is part of the Ouachita and Boeuf Rivers floodplain, which varies from 60 to 75 feet above mean sea level. The eastern half of the parish lies on the Macon Ridge, which rises about 30 feet above the plain. The reddish soils of the flood plain are mainly deposits of alluvium that the Arkansas River carried down through the Boeuf River, and are very fine sandy loams. Waxy clay soils predominate along Bayou Lafourche. The Terrace soils of the Macon Ridge in the eastern half of the Parish are mainly silt loams, yellowish to buff in color.
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