On South Washington Street at West 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on South Washington Street.
Climbing roses and vine covered trellises, along with flowering plants adorned the yards of the 125 tenant houses that were built by the Hudson Lumber Com0any in 1903. The subsidiary sawmill was built by Long Bell Lumber . . . — — Map (db m109521) HM
On Grabow Road, 0.7 miles west of State Road 3099, on the right when traveling west.
At this site, on July 7, 1912, a violent confrontation occurred between the Galloway Lumber Company and the Brotherhood of Timber Workers. The riot left 4 men dead and an estimated 50 men wounded. It was the defining event in the attempt to . . . — — Map (db m125227) HM
On South Washington Street south of Ronald Reagan Highway (U.S. 190), on the left when traveling south.
Sam Houston Jones (1897 -1978) was born in Merryville and spent his youth in DeRidder. He is the only native of Beauregard Parish ever elected Governor of Louisiana. Jones graduated from DeRidder High School in 1915. He then enrolled at Louisiana . . . — — Map (db m140517) HM
On State Highway 26 at Don Gray Road, on the right when traveling east on State Highway 26.
Built 1919-used as a
school until 1928. Bought
by community families to
be used for cultural
and social activities.
Placed on the National
Register of Historic
Places December 2002. — — Map (db m125177) HM
On U.S. 190, 0.6 miles north of Hauser Road, on the right when traveling north. Reported missing.
In 1862, when Federal troops captured New Orleans and blockaded the mouth of the Mississippi River, Taylor's army, then in Central Louisiana, retreated from Bank's army and it became necessary to furnish them with supplies. For this purpose a . . . — — Map (db m176941) HM
On Old Campground Cemetery Road, 0.5 miles east of Pentecostal Church Road (Parish Highway 370).
Main Panel A Waypoint through the Years
Old Campground stands near an ancient ford (a shallow place with good footing where a waterway can be crossed) on Sugar Creek, and the proximity of Old
Campground to this ford is not a coincidence, . . . — — Map (db m189246) HM
On Longville Road (Parish Road 217) east of Cedar Street, on the right when traveling east.
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 . . . — — Map (db m140558) HM
On Ronald Reagan Highway (U.S. 190) at State Highway 111, on the right when traveling west on Ronald Reagan Highway.
Portion of historical Atákapa trails connecting their S.E. Texas bands ("Sunset People") to S.W. Louisiana bands ("Sunrise People"), especially the Opelousa band. Composed of six bands, the "Atákapas", a Choctaw name, called themselves . . . — — Map (db m136964) HM
On Ronald Reagan Highway (U.S. 190) at North Bryan Street, on the right when traveling east on Ronald Reagan Highway.
In the early 1800s members of the Coushatta Indian tribe, led by their chief, Red Shoes, settled in and around the present town of Merryville, where Indian mounds, shards and arrow heads have been found. Being near the Spanish Territory provided . . . — — Map (db m136681) HM
On North Bryan Street at U.S. 190 on North Bryan Street.
Center Panel The Atakapa-Ishak (uh-TAK-uh-paw ee-SHAK) are a band of Indians that inhabited all of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas for centuries prior to European settlement of the region. The huge
area was inhabited by six bands of . . . — — Map (db m211081) HM
On Old Camp Ground Cemetery Road, 1 mile east of Pentecostal Church Road.
A memorial to the pioneers of Sugartown (early outpost of Southwest Louisiana), whose courage and fortitude helped subdue the historic "Neutral Territory" of the Sabine-Rio Hondo Strip, claimed and contended for by four nations - France, Spain, . . . — — Map (db m124845) HM