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The creation of what would become Mossville, LA, was a fervent prayer for isolation, the overwhelming, overriding longing of a newly-freed people to be left alone.

A Forgotten Community- A History of Mossville

  • Mossville became a small, rural community, never-incorporated.  It was insulated by design, predicated on agriculture, livestock, fish, game - and each other. Only religious determinism was as centrist and important.
    Mossville was settled by freed slaves and has remained African-American. The diminished village, located between Westlake and Sulphur, has almost disappeared. 

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