Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Longville in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Longville, Louisiana

Established 1906

 
 
Longville, Louisiana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 4, 2019
1. Longville, Louisiana Marker
Inscription.  
In 1906, the Long Bell Lumber Company of Kansas City, Missouri, under the leadership of Robert A. Long, began building a premier sawmill at Longville, Louisiana. The steam driven sawmill could cut 350,000 feet of lumber per day. Long- Bell also built homes and all the support facilities needed to sustain the large population of workers and their families. Longville was a "closed town," meaning that the company owned all residential housing, the commissary, hotel, theater, and doctor's office. The Lake Charles and Northern Railroad and the Louisiana and Pacific Railroad provided transportation for the residents and also hauled the sawmill's logs and lumber.

On June 3, 1921, a massive fire destroyed the Long-Bell Lumber Company. Since logging operations had already nearly decimated the Longleaf Pine forest, the company decided not to rebuild the sawmill. Long-Bell sold all of its buildings and moved the workers to other mills. Long-Bell continued to operate a hardwood flooring mill at Longville until 1929.

Nearly a century later, the Long Bell Lumber Company's original red-brick bank building, the First Baptist

Paid Advertisement
Click on the ad for more information.
Please report objectionable advertising to the Editor.
Click or scan to see
this page online
church, a few company houses, and the millpond (Longville Lake) remain in use.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 30° 36.409′ N, 93° 13.725′ W. Marker is in Longville, Louisiana, in Beauregard Parish. Marker is on Longville Road (Parish Road 217) east of Cedar Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Longville LA 70652, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 17 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shady Grove School/Community Building (approx. 14 miles away); Newport Industries (approx. 16 miles away); Life in a Logging Camp (approx. 16.3 miles away).
 
Longville, Louisiana Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, October 3, 2019
2. Longville, Louisiana Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 642 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=140558

CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
This website earns income from purchases you make after using our links to Amazon.com. We appreciate your support.
Paid Advertisement
Apr. 15, 2024