Hammond is the largest city in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,639. It is home to Southeastern Louisiana University, and our city was the home base for productions of the first season of the 1988 television series "In the Heat of the Night". The movie Ray, starring Jamie Foxx, was also partially filmed in our city. Our city is named for Peter Hammond, a Swedish immigrant who first settled the area around 1818.

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