Louisiana has the most colorful history of any state and of many countries. Beginning long before the Louisiana Purchase, our state took shape in prehistoric times. We have had a past of many battles, on the battlefield and in the political arena. Louisiana's architecture is a lasting impression of French and Spanish rule. Today, there are many reminders of the past in our museums, plantations, historic sites and attractions.
The first settlers of the Village of Tangipahoa traveled to the area by wagon train in 1806. Arriving from South Carolina were Mrs. Rhoda Holly Singleton Mixon and her daughter, Martha Singleton. Mrs. Mixon purchased about six sections of land now comprising the site of the Village of Tangipahoa and vicinity. In the year 1854, the I.C. Railroad was completed from New Orleans to Jackson, Mississippi. The Village was later incorporated and according to the 1995 census, had 624 residents.