Tangipahoa Parish (French: Paroisse de Tangipahoa) is a parish located in the U.S. state of Louisiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 121,097. The parish seat is Amite City, but the largest city is Hammond. Tangipahoa comes from an Acolapissa word meaning “ear of corn” or “those who gather corn.” The parish was founded in 1869.
Tangipahoa Parish comprises the Hammond, LA Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the New Orleans-Metairie-Hammond, LA-MS Combined Statistical Area. It is one of the Florida Parishes.
Tangipahoa Parish began in 1869, when it was carved from Livingston Parish, St. Helena Parish, St. Tammany Parish, and Washington Parish. It was flooded in 1932.
The name comes from the Tangipahoa River and the historic Tangipahoa Native American people.
With Amite as the Parish seat, Hammond, the largest city, many other communities make up the parish, from Kentwood to the north, Independence, and Ponchatoula at the southern end. Southeastern Louisiana University is located in Hammond, LA.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN TANGIPAHOA PARISH, LA
Major highways throughout the parish are I-12, I-55, U.S. Routes 51 and 190. In 2014,1204 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents. There were 22 fatalities in that year.
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Those injured in auto accidents may be entitled to recover compensation for damages suffered as a result of the accident, including, but not limited to, lost work wages, hospital bills, and physical/emotional trauma, but often times it takes an experienced accident lawyer to fight for the compensation you deserve.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
21ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURTHOUSE (TANGIPAHOA)
110 N. Bay Street
Amite, LA 70422
TANGIPAHOA PARISH CLERK OF COURT (two offices)
110 North Bay Street #100
Amite City, LA
318 Northwest Railroad Avenue
FIRST CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEAL
1600 North Third Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA
Russell B. Long Building and Federal Courthouse
777 Florida St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
TANGIPAHOA PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
15475 Club Deluxe Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
(985) 345-6150 Hammond
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE – TROOP L
2600 No. Causeway
Mandeville, LA 70471