Frisson - DeSoto Parish Louisiana

Frierson

The Frierson family was eminent in early DeSoto Parish with their plantation being one of only a few which survived the War Between the States and as such found its greatest period of prosperity in the 1880s.

Located approximately three miles north of Interstate 49 at exit 186 along LA Highway 175, Frierson - originally called Frierson Mills, but Mills was dropped around the turn of the century - was named after the huge S.J. Frierson plantation which once covered 10,000 acres. Countless familes arrived to what is now DeSoto Parish via Bayou Pierre ... they brought families, belongings and hope for a better life.  The Bayou still flows and is a reminder of our early history.  Find them on Facebook.

Bayou Pierre WMA is located 20 miles south of Shreveport. From LA Hwy 1, take Yearwood Road to Lacoupe Road to access the WMA. LDWF maintains one year-round ATV/UTV trail on the area. Parish-maintained roads also provide access to and through the area.  Visit their website.  

Frierson is home to several historic cemeteries including the Evergreen Cemetery.  Located off I-49 on Hiw. 175.  Some graves are adorned with seashells in keeping with swept cemeteries of the past, although this is not a swept cemetery.  A single grave is here as the burial site for a number of soldiers killed at the Battle of Mansfield.