About the Northeast Louisiana Area
Serving the Winnsboro area including all of Franklin and Richland Parish, Northeast Louisiana.
Franklin Parish has a population of about 28,100 and Winnsboro's population is approximately 6,000. Franklin Parish has 414,712 acres; while Winnsboro is made up of 1,525 of those acres. Other communities in Franklin Parish include: Wisner, Gilbert, Crowville, Baskin, Liddieville, Fort Necessity, Extension, Jigger and Chase.
Winnsboro, the "Stars and Stripes Capital of Louisiana", is one of the most patriotic cities in America. In 1991 Governor Buddy Roemer presented this proclamation to the city. On Memorial Day, July 4th, Veteran's Day, Labor Day, and other special occasions, approximately 350 American flags fly proudly along highway 15. These flags were donated by families of deceased veterans of all wars, who were residents of Winnsboro and Franklin Parish. They add an extra beauty to the city and bring a warm feeling to the hearts of the community as well as visitors passing through.
Tensas Parish is a parish located in the U. S. State of Louisiana. The name "Tensas" is derived from an Indian tribe. The parish seat is St. Joseph and, as of 2000, the population is 6,618. St. Joseph is located adjacent to the Mississippi River levee system which runs at the east end of town. One can view the Mississippi River if he stands atop the levee.
Lake Bruin State Park is located in Tensas Parish.
Located 15 miles south of Winnsboro, near Wisner, La., this 3,000 acre reservoir reports good catches of bass, bream and crappie. In late winter and early spring, flooding from the Boeuf River causes the water in Turkey Creek to be muddy. Fishing is best when the water recedes and clears. The upper end of the lake is heavily wooded with moss covered cypress trees. Along with stocking of Florida largemouth bass, improvements were made to the lake in 1992.