Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
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Beauregard Parish History

The parish of Beauregard was not created until 1912 by a group of businessmen from DeRidder, Sugartown and Merryville, and was named after Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, a Confederate general and one of the designers of the Confederate Battle Flag. The parish seat is DeRidder.

At least four tribes lived in Beauregard Parish around the time it was founded. One was about six miles south of Sugartown on Indian Branch, another was just north of the old W.B. Welborn home on Bundick Creek, another was along the mouth of Anacoco Creek and another at Merryville, across the street from where Merryville High School now stands.

The July 26, 1924, the DeRidder Enterprise stated: "The first house in DeRidder was made of logs and covered with board shingles, split by hand from the logs of the forest. It was constructed in 1893 and was the old homestead house of Calvin Shirley, who was the original owner of the land upon which the first business house and residence of DeRidder were built. Mr. Shirley homesteaded the 160 acres which was later platted and became the original townsite of DeRidder."

Map of Beauregard parish
Cities and Towns
Bancroft * Bon Ami * Carson * Center Hill * DeRidder * Fields
Longville * Ludington * Merryville * Singer * Sugartown * Wye

Unincorporated Communities
Dry Creek * Graybow * Junction * Ragley

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Website Updates:
March 2016:
 WW2 Enlistments.  Marriage announcement for MILLER-WILLIAMS;  Gossip news for BLESSINGTON, OLIVIER, DENTON.  Crime news for RICE, PEARCE, SWIFT, DEASON, PATE




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Surrounding Parishes and Counties
Vernon Parish (north)
Allen Parish (east)
Jefferson Davis Parish (southeast)
Calcasieu Parish (south)
Newton County, Texas (west)

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