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Historical Markers in Beauregard Parish, Louisiana

Clickable Map of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Beauregard Parish, LA (19) Allen Parish, LA (15) Calcasieu Parish, LA (48) Jefferson Davis Parish, LA (3) Vernon Parish, LA (53) Newton County, TX (25)  BeauregardParish(19) Beauregard Parish (19)  AllenParish(15) Allen Parish (15)  CalcasieuParish(48) Calcasieu Parish (48)  JeffersonDavisParish(3) Jefferson Davis Parish (3)  VernonParish(53) Vernon Parish (53)  NewtonCountyTexas(25) Newton County (25)
DeRidder is the parish seat for Beauregard Parish
Adjacent to Beauregard Parish, Louisiana
      Allen Parish (15)  
      Calcasieu Parish (48)  
      Jefferson Davis Parish (3)  
      Vernon Parish (53)  
      Newton County, Texas (25)  
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1 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — 9 — Beauregard Parish Gothic JailLouisiana Myths and Legends Byway — Beauregard Parish —
Center Panel In 1912 when residents decided to divide Imperial Calcasieu Parish into several smaller parishes, Beauregard Parish was born. The people of Beauregard were optimistic about their future, and as . . . Map (db m229089) HM
2 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — 22 — DeRidder - The Sawmill HubMyths & Legends - Beauregard Parish
(center panel) 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
3 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — Grabow Riot
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
4 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — Sam Houston JonesGovernor of Louisiana — 1940 - 1944 —
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
5 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — Shady Grove School/Community Building
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
6 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — 8 — Shootout At GrabowLouisiana Myths and Legends Byways — Beauregard Parish —
The gun battle known as the Grabow (or Graybow) Riot marked the violent culmination of the growing animosity between the Brotherhood of Timber Workers (BTW) and the Southern Lumber Operators' Association (SLOA). News of the shootout spread . . . Map (db m229092) HM
7 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Deridder — The Old Confederate Military Road1862-1865 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
8 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder — World War II DeRidder Army Air Base Memorial
Erected in memory of United States Army Air Force personnel who lost their lives in training accidents at the DeRidder Army Airport and Gunnery Range, 1942-45.Map (db m124846) HM
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9 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder, Old Hoy — 12 — Life in a Logging CampLouisiana Myths and Legends Byway — Beauregard Parish —
A Hub in the Woods In a large clearing of virgin pines trees, men built the large logging camp of Hoy around 1910. Hoy was one of many camps established by Long Bell Lumber Company, which operated one of the largest sawmill systems in the . . . Map (db m229079) HM
10 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, DeRidder, Sugartown — 10 — SugartownAn Early Settlement in No Man's Land — Louisiana Myths and Legends Byway - Beauregard Parish —
Center Panel Sugartown Leads the Way First surveyed as a township in 1807, Sugartown was established in 1816 when some of the first Anglo settlers began to arrive in the region. Sugartown served as a way station for . . . Map (db m225772) HM
11 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Dry Creek — 13 — Old CampgroundMyths & Legends - Beauregard Parish
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
12 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Longville — Longville, LouisianaEstablished 1906
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
13 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Merryville — Atŕkapa Trace Junctionwŕnne tol hokínul — "roads join together" ...Atŕkapa —
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
14 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Merryville — Burk's Log Cabin1883
. . . Map (db m136678) HM
15 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Merryville — 68 — Leather BritchesLegends & Lore
Alias of Charles Smith sharpshooting outlaw who fought in 1912 Grabow Labor Riot. Killed during ambush. Buried face down.Map (db m222844) HM
16 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Merryville — Sam Houston Jones
Birthplace July 15, 1897 LA Governor (1940-1944) He defeated Louisiana's "Long Machine" and delivered an honest administration. He restored respect for Louisiana.Map (db m175163) HM
17 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Merryville — Site of the Coushatta Indian Village
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
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18 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Merryville — The Atakapa-Coushatta TraceMyths and Legends - Beauregard Parish
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
19 Louisiana, Beauregard Parish, Sugartown — Old Camp Ground CemeteryEstablished in the 1820's
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
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Sep. 25, 2023