As it passes through Claiborne Parish, the byway rolls across gentle hills lined with miles of forest and an occasional small town. It is those towns that add a certain worldly flare to the region. When parish towns have names like Athens, Homer and Lisbon, it should come as no surprise that the parish courthouse in Homer is a fine example of Greek Revival architecture and is the only antebellum courthouse in Louisiana that has been in continuous use since its construction in 1859. The region also built a reputation for fine schools.