Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana
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Calcasieu Parish History
Calcasieu Parish was created March 24, 1840, from the parish of Saint Landry, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Louisiana Legislature in 1807. The original parish seat chosen was Comasaque Bluff, east of the river later called Marsh Bayou Bluff, and on December 8, 1840, named Marion. Jacob Ryan was successful, in 1852, in having the parish seat moved from Marion to the east bank of Lake Charles.  This parish seat was incorporated as the town of Charleston in 1857, and was reincorporated in 1868 as Lake Charles. It is located about six miles from the original parish seat of Marion, which is now known as Old Town.

As the population in this area grew over the years, the original Calcasieu Parish was divided into five smaller parishes.
The original area of Calcasieu Parish is called Imperial Calcasieu.


Cities and Towns
 DeQuincy * Lake Charles (parish seat) * Sulphur * Westlake *
 Iowa * Vinton

Census-designated places
 Carlyss * Gillis * Hayes * Moss Bluff * Prien * Starks

Unincorporated community
 Mossville


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Calcasieu Parish Data

 

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Census Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
March 2016: 
 Town history of Niblett's Bluff;  marriage announcements for CARRON-JOHNSON, DOIRON-DURAND; DUHON-DUHON; HERMANWAY-BULLIARD; STUTZMAN-PIERCE; WOLF-HEBERT; LANDRY - ST. DIZIER, WEHRT - RYAN, ARRINGTON - KEENER

 

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Surrounding Parishes and Counties
Beauregard Parish (north)
Jefferson Davis Parish (east)
Cameron Parish (south)
Orange County, Texas (west)
Newton County, Texas (northwest)


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