Louisiana Private Schools by County

By | January 9, 2023

Long dominated by plantations, the Louisiana economy today is diversified, resting mainly on port activities and hydrocarbons.

The defeat of the Indians in 1774, remote from northern Ohio, marked the beginning of colonization: the foundation of Harrodsburg (first permanent colony in 1774) by James Harrod and Boonesboro (1775) by Daniel Boone.

The subsoil hides important mineral resources: the State is, in effect, the first national producer of salt (mineral), the second producer of sulfur and the third producer of oil and natural gas.

Semitropical agriculture is still very prosperous today. Rice, cotton, sugar cane, corn, soft potatoes, vegetables and fruits (citrus fruits) are among the primary resources of the primary sector, forestry and fishing are equally active.


The importance of raw materials, minerals and agriculture, and the intense navigation over the lower Mississippi, raised and allowed a strong development of the secondary sector. Refining, petrochemicals, the wood industry (paper, plywood), the rubber and plastics industry, agri-food, metallurgy and shipbuilding are the essentials of the Louisiana industrial fabric. Tourism – La New Orleans is one of the most visited sites in the southern United States – and international maritime trade also contributes to the state’s economic dynamism.

Search for private schools in Louisiana? Here is a directory of K-12 schools in the state of Louisiana listed county by county. Please follow the link below to see all private K12 schools in your county of Louisiana.

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Major Cities in Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, the capital of the state of Louisiana in the United States, on the Mississippi River. With suburbs, he has about 610,000 residents. The city has one of the largest oil refineries in the world and several chemical factories. Baton Rouge also houses several universities.

New Orleans

New Orleans is a city in the state of Louisiana in the United States. The city is located on the Mississippi River and has about 360,000 residents, including all suburbs 1.2 million. New Orleans is the largest cotton center in the United States, and he is one of the most important port cities in the country. The city has extensive industry, including aluminum, textiles, oil and food. New Orleans has several universities, including Tulane and Xavier.

The city has an extensive tourist traffic, especially in connection with the long music and carnival traditions in the city. They include jazz festivals and Mardi Gras. There is a Norwegian seamen’s church in New Orleans.

The city was founded by the French in 1718, then Spanish in 1763 and French again in 1800. In 1803, Louisiana was sold to the United States. The old town of Vieux Carré is characterized by narrow streets and houses with wrought iron latticework, while the new districts have wide and straight streets and subtropical plants.

New Orleans was hit by Hurricane Katrina, which submerged more than 3/4 of the city in August 2005, resulting in heavy material and human casualties with about 1,500 dead. The population in the city center was almost halved in the period after Katrina, and the work of rebuilding the city has taken a long time. Only in 2010 has the population in the city center reached the level from before Katrina.

Private Schools in Louisiana by County

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