Zwolle, LA


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Zwolle is a town in Sabine Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 1,783 at the 2000 census.
The first inhabitants of the bowl shaped area of land upon which the town of Zwolle is situated were the Mound Builders. Lured here for protection from storms, the "bowl" offered them protection. Prehistoric people built the dome-shaped mounds that line the banks of Bayou Scie and Bayou San Miguel, which form a hollow circle around the townsite. Like all other Mound Builders, they are believed to be ancestors of North American Indians found occupying the territory when the Europeans arrived.
The first English-speaking settlers arrived in Sabine Parish in 1824, via Natchitoches. These pioneers came chiefly from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas. In 1871, many more of these settlers moved in and acquired land under the homestead act.