150th Anniversary | Tangipahoa Parish Government

Upcoming Anniversary Events

Photo Contest

Open to all residents of Tangipahoa Parish.

Essay Contest

Open to Tangipahoa Parish high school students in the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades.

Art Contest

Open to Tangipahoa Parish students from 1st through 8th grade.

What Makes Tangi Great

Tangipahoa Parish will mark its 150th Anniversary with a year-long celebration, to honor our proud past, recognize the milestones that made significant impact along the way, and reflect our promising future.

FUN FACT

The name Tangipahoa is part of our rich Indian heritage. The meaning is associated with "corn" which was, and is, grown here in abundance.
Tangipahoa is one of the eight Florida Parishes in southeast Louisiana which were part of West Florida in the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Read below to see how Tangipahoa Parish came into existence.

A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY...

2
cities
HAMMOND (CHARTERED 1818)
PONCHATOULA (INCORPORATED 1820)
4
towns
AMITE CITY - PARISH SEAT (INCORPORATED IN 1861)
INDEPENDENCE (ESTABLISHED IN 1912)
KENTWOOD (FOUNDED IN 1893)
ROSELAND (INCORPORATED IN 1738)
2
villages
TANGIPAHOA
TICKFAW (FOUNDED IN 1852)