Tallulah, LA


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Tallulah is a city in and the parish seat of Madison Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 9,189 at the 2000 census. Tallulah is the principal city of the Tallulah Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Madison Parish.
The Madison Parish Sheriff's office operates the Steve Hoyle Rehabilitation Center in Tallulah.
Tallulah got its name in an unusual sort of way. When the railroad was expanding in the area, there was a widow who owned a large plantation. She became friendly with the railroad's contractor and persuaded him to change the route of the railroad so it would run through her plantation. After the railroad was built she had nothing else to do with him. Feeling rejected, he named the water stop for an old girlfriend named Tallulah, instead of the plantation.