Oberlin, Louisiana

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History of Oberlin

Oberlin is a town in and the parish seat of Allen Parish, Louisiana. The population was 1,853 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Johan Friedrich Oberlin.

Oberlin is the oldest town in the parish and was incorporated February 5, 1900 while still a part of Imperial Calcasieu Parish. It actually started as a community called Oaklin Springs about 2 miles west of Oberlin closer to the Calcasieu River during the early 1860s. Many of these earlier settlers originally came from Oberlin, Ohio. The first record of a U.S. Post Office and Postmaster was from this area in 1890.

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Records and Resources


Cemetery Links
Durose Cemetery
Lyles Cemetery
Duplechain Family Cemetery
Oaklin Springs Cemetery
Oberlin Cemetery


Allen Parish Library
320 S 6th Street
Oberlin, La 70655
Telephone: 337-639-4315


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