St. Joseph



   Plank Rd./ Main Street St. Joseph


Consolidated Tensas Parish HS


Tensas Academy opened 1970           


 Tensas Parish Library built 1858


 St Joseph, LA., 71366


Unique for the Deep South, St. Joseph was planned and constructed in 1843 following a New England-style community. The downtown along Plank Road is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Near the end of the Civil War, when Louisiana was a part of the Department of Mississippi, St. Joseph served as the chief route across the Mississippi River.  According to the historian John D. Winters a strong force of Confederate cavalry once occupied the Mississippi side opposite St. Joseph, LA. often when the Federal army attempted to cross the Mississippi River here they also seemed to fail at this spot.

In 1879, the Jesse James gang robbed two stores in far western Mississippi. The gang got away with $2,000 cash in the second robbery and took shelter in abandoned cabins on the Kemp Plantation south of St. Joseph. The posse attacked and killed two of the outlaws but failed to capture Jesse and his gang. Jesse James would live another three years until his demise in, coincidentally, another St Joseph in northwestern Missouri. Jesse was often thought of as the modern day Robin Hood of the 1890's.

St. Joseph is the entry community to Lake Bruin State Park located on Lake Bruin, a relatively clear oxbow lake of the nearby Mississippi River. In the community of Lake Bruin are many fine homes build close to the oxbow lake making for one of the most beautiful of Northeast Louisiana communities.

Finding Real Estate and Homes for Sale in Tensas Parish can often be tricky. Property is sold from the Louisiana Side and the Mississippi side and the areas MLS's do not talk to each other, therefore one does not always get a clear picture of what is really for sale in this parish.  It is always best to consult a Real Estate Agent when looking for property in this parish. You could miss out on a great home for sale or property if your looking to settle in the parish.


MY Advice is ALWAYS check with a Real Estate Agent first for Tensas Parish properties For Sale.

The homes shown below do not constitute a true picture of what is FOR SALE in Tensas Parish, this is only the Multiple Listing Service for Louisiana.   An Agent can check the Mississippi listing for Louisiana as well.

I can help you thru the maze when looking for property in this Parish. Give me a Call or Text me @ 318-488-1760 today ! 

When Looking for Homes for sale in this area check out Zip Codes:

    71366,  71357.  71282,  71295

Northeast Louisiana listings last updated Jan 18, 2022 10:23:am.