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Marksville Police Department
Ellis J Walker(Chief of Police)
422 N Main Street,
Marksville , LA, 71351
(318)253-9250
Marksvillepd@kricket.net

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The elevation is 82 ft (25 m) above sea level.

Marksville is a city in and the parish seat of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 5,702 at the 2010 census, an increase of 165 over the 2000 tabulation of 5,537. It is 43 percent African American.

Louisiana's first land-based casino, Paragon Casino Resort, opened in Marksville in June 1994. It is operated by the Tunica-Biloxi tribe.

Marksville is named after Marc Eliche, who established a trading post after his wagon broke down in this area. He was a Jewish Italian trader, believed to be from Venice. His Italian name was recorded by a Spanish priest as Marco Litche, and as Marc Eliche by French priests after his trading post was established about 1794. Marksville was noted on Louisiana maps as early as 1809. He later donated land that became the Courthouse Square that is still the center of Marksville today. Marksville has a strong Creole and Cajun population. Many of the families have been there since the city was incorporated. These families include Sylvan, Trahan, Malveaux, and Zachary. Louisiana Creole and Louisiana French is spoken in Marksville.


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