Parish Profile

Parish Profile and Area Municipalities

Parish Population

  • 24,325

Climate Information

  • Annual Average Temperature 63 degrees
  • Average Rainfall 52.3 inches
  • Average Elevation 321 feet

Tax Information

  • State Tax 4.00%
  • Parish Tax 4.625%
  • Municipal taxes vary from 5.625-6.625%
  • Homestead Exemption available up to $75,000.00

Sabine School District Enrollment

  • Many High School
  • Many Jr High School
  • Many Elementary School
  • Florien High School
  • Florien Elementary School
  • Zwolle High School
  • Zwolle Intermediate School
  • Zwolle Elementary School
  • Converse High School
  • Ebarb High School
  • Negreet High School
  • Pleasant Hill High School
  • Belmont Union Christian Academy (Private)
  • Eagle Christian Academy (Private)

Parish Industry
Major Employers (Product), # of Employees

  • Sabine Medical Center (Medical), 150 employees
  • Boise Timber (Timber), 460 employees
  • Weyerhaeuser Timber (Timber), 212 employees
  • Cypress Bend Golf Resort & Conference Center (Hospitality), 100 employees
  • Ft Polk Military Base (Military), 200 employees
  • Wal-Mart (Variety Store), 130 employees
  • Millennium Rail (Refurbish railcars), 81 employees
  • Market Basket (Supermarket),220 employees
  • Con-Agra Poultry (Poultry), 100 employees

Towns and Villages in SABINE PARISH are:

  • Many- (Parish Seat)
  • Zwolle- celebrates its rich Spanish heritage each October with the Tamale Fiesta and in May, pays tribute to the importance of timber and logging industry to the area with the Loggers and Forestry Festival
  • Florien- remembers Sabine Parishs past as a No Mans Land or Neutral Strip (where neither the French nor the Spanish or United States had claim to the area) with a Freestate Festival each November
  • Pleasant Hill-site of the last Confederate victory of the Civil War and the annual Re-enactment of the Battle of Pleasant Hill, held each April
  • Converse, Noble and Negreet- quaint villages that are integral to the history of Sabine Parish
  • Fisher- a true step back in time, the last of Louisiana's sawmill towns, Fisher celebrates Sawmill Days in May, major buildings on National Historic Register
  • Ebarb- a community that celebrates its Native American roots with colorful and exciting POW WOWS during the year.

Other attractions in TOLEDO BEND COUNTRY are

  • Toledo Bend Reservoir-a haven for fishing, boating, skiing, camping and golfing
  • Hodges Gardens State Park- nationally acclaimed ad “Louisiana’s Garden in the Forest”
  • Fort Jesup State Historic Site- original kitchen/mess building, officers’ quarters, gift shop, interpretive exhibits, museum and picnic area
  • North Toledo Bend State Park- 900-acres of pine woodland, with abundant waterfront accommodations and activities
  • South Toledo Bend State Park- Visitors Center with interpretative areas and programs for children
  • St John the Baptist Catholic Church- original Spanish architecture
  • Cypress Bend Golf Resort and Conference Center- located on Toledo Bend Lake, the golf course is on the Audubon Golf Trail and the Resort also has fine dining and a spa.
  • Toro Creek-provides great adventure and fun through exciting canoeing
  • Kisatchie National Forest- with thousands of acres of splendid scenery
  • Sabine National Forest- with thousands of acres of national forest
  • Logansport- shop at Caraway’s Store, in operation over 110 years
  • Natchitoches- the oldest city in the Louisiana Purchase, dubbed the City of Lights for its massive annual Festival of Lights each December
  • Los Adaes- the first capital of the State of Texas
  • Fort St John Baptiste- built in 1716 to prevent Spanish forces in the province of Texas from advancing across the border of French Louisiane