Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
SUMMARY METADATA:  Louisiana Historical Counties and Parishes
After ECAI's model, based upon Dublin Core.
Connection Information
DatasetTitle Louisiana Historical Counties and Parishes
DatasetType vector digital data
ServerType W2K, IIS 5.0, ArcIMS 9.x, Tomcat 5.0
CreationDate 2010
LastUpdated 2010-02-12
Descriptive Metadata
Title Louisiana Historical Counties
Citation.PreferredStyle Kelley, Emily. Louisiana Historical Counties and Parishes. Data Set. Laura Rico-Beck, and Emily Kelley, digital comps. Atlas of Historical County Boundaries, ed. by John H. Long. Chicago: The Newberry Library, 2010. Available online from
Creator.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, historical compiler
Subject Louisiana Historical State, County and Parish Boundaries
Description Compilation of all changes in the size, shape, and location of all counties in Louisiana from the creation of the first one to the end of 2000.  Separate polygon for each version of a county in shapefile format, including attribute table, plus database, supplemental chronologies, bibliography, etc., in textual form.
Publisher The Newberry Library
Contributor.PersonalName Rico-Beck, Laura, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Kelley, Emily, digital compiler
Contributor.PersonalName Long, John H., editor
Date 2010
Type Dataset
Format Shapefile
Format.Size 331 polygons, 14.808 MB
Source Laws of Louisiana and other sources listed in bibliography
Language eng
Coverage.WestBoundingCoordinate -96.016082
Coverage.EastBoundingCoordinate -87.389173
Coverage.NorthBoundingCoordinate 33.019544
Coverage.SouthBoundingCoordinate 28.926454
Coverage.t.early 1805-04-10
Coverage.t.late 2000-12-31
Coverage.PlaceName Louisiana
Coverage.Spatial.Resolution 1:100,000
Coverage.Spatial.Georeference Parish
Coverage.Temporal.Interval 1 day
Coverage.AlternativeMetadata See Full FGDC Metadata here
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