Livingston Parish
Louisiana Genealogy & History Network

Doyle, Louisiana

Livingston Parish

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Doyle is an unincorporated community in Livingston Parish. The community is located less than 2 miles east of Livingston and 4 miles west of Holden, less than a mile east of Doyle High School.

About 1915 the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad decided to build a line through Livingston Parish. They attempted to purchase hundreds of acres of land for the train depot, railroad station, a coal chute, and several repair sheds. The local land owners refused to sell so the railroad company purchased vacant land west of Doyle. Over many years the railroad depot grew and eventually became what is now known as Livingston, Louisiana and the new town consumed the old village of Doyle. In 1955 the village of Doyle merged with the nearby town of Livingston.

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