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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Cameron_Parish,_Louisiana|Cameron Parish]]''
  
''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Louisiana|Louisiana]]&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;Cameron Parish'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Cameron Parish
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| county_map = La-cameron.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| state_map = Louisiana.png
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| founded year = 1870
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| founded date = March 15
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| seat wl = Cameron
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| building image = LACameroncourthouse.jpg
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| building address =PO Box 1280<br>Cameron, LA 70631<br>[http://cameronclerk.com/ '''Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Website''']
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| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>Jo Branch<br> Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/ Cameron Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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}}
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<br>  
  
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/cameronparish.htm Cameron Parish Courthouse]<br>119 Smith Road<br>Cameron, LA 70631-0549<br>Phone: 337.775.5316&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and <br>land records from 1870&nbsp; and military discharge records <br>from 1918 <ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289</ref>
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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LSU Special Collection: "[http://cdm15140.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/PSL&CISOPTR=1072&CISOBOX=1&REC=14 The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey]"
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[http://www.cameronparish.com/ "A Sportman's Paradise"]<br>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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*Named for Simon Cameron, first Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States
  
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
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*'''1870--'''Cameron Parish was created 15 March 1870 from [[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana|Calcasieu]] and [[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana|Vermilion]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' [[Cameron, Louisiana|Cameron]] <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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*Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.
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*See an interactive map of Cameron Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes]. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)
  
 
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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'''Communities''': [[Big Lake, Louisiana|Big Lake]] | [[Cameron, Louisiana|Cameron ]]| Constance Beach |&nbsp; [[Creole, Louisiana|Creole ]]| Gibbstown |&nbsp; [[Grand Chenier, Louisiana|Grand Chenier]] | [[Grand Lake, Louisiana|Grand Lake]] | [[Hackberry, Louisiana|Hackberry ]]| Hacketts Corner | Holly Beach | Illinois Plant | [[Johnson Bayou, Louisiana|Johnson Bayou]] | Johnson Bayou Landing | Lone Pine | Lowry | North Island | [[Oak Grove, Cameron, Louisiana|Oak Grove]] | Peveto Beach | Sweet Lake <br>
  
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
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*[[Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana|Calcasieu]]
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*[[Jefferson County, Texas|Jefferson County, Texas]]
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*[[Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana|Jefferson Davis]]
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*[[Orange County, Texas|Orange County, Texas]]
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*[[Vermilion Parish, Louisiana|Vermilion]]
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
  
==== Cemeteries  ====
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==== African American  ====
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| 1900= 3952
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| 1910= 4288
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| 1920= 3952
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| 1930= 6054
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| 1940= 7203
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| 1950= 6244
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| 1960= 6909
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| 1970= 8194
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| 1980= 9336
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| 1990= 9260
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| 2000= 9991
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| 2010= 6839
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| footnote=Cameron Parish Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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==== Cemeteries (in rural areas)  ====
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[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/cems/cems-gravesites.htm Cemeteries at Cameron Par.] - LAGenWeb
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*The USGenWeb Archives Project:
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**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/chenier.txt Chenier Perdue Cemetery]
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**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/clement.txt Clement Cemetery]
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**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/boudoin.txt Little Chenier Cemetery]
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**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/marsh.txt Our Lady of the Marsh Catholic Cemetery]
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**[http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/cemeteries/small.txt Smith Cemetery]
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==== [http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/cems/ceminfo.htm Cemetery Resources and Information]  ====
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**Federal: [http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camcentc.htm 1870 ]. 1880 . 1890 . 1900 . 1910 . 1930
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/camcentc.htm 1920]:
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**Grand Chenier
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**Creole
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**Cameron
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**Grand Lake
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**Johnson Bayou
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**Hackberry
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**Czechs and Sloavks
  
 
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==== Church  ====
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*Baptist
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*Methodist
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*Roman Catholic
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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Cameron Parish, La. - LAGenWeb
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[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/military/wwii-deadmissing01.htm World War II Missing and Dead (Army and Army Air Force)]
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[http://theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/military/koreanwar-casualties.htm Korean War Fatal Casualties]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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"[http://www.dequincynews.com/pilot/ Cameron Parish Pilot]"
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''LSU Special Collection''
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/history/audrey.htm Hurricane Audrey] (June 27, 1957)
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron/history/rita.htm Hurricane Rita] (Saturday, September 24, 2005)
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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==== Family History Centers<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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== Websites  ==
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Cameron|subject|disp=FamilySearch.org}} Family History Library Catalog for Cameron Parish.
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/ The Cameron Parish LAGenWeb Project], an member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/cameron.htm The USGenWeb Archives Project] for Cameron Parish.
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/CameronP/ Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors<br>  ==
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*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=192973&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Cameron&columns=*,0,0 FamilySearch.org] Family History Library Catalog for Cameron Parish.
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*[http://www.theusgenweb.org/la/cameron/ The Cameron Parish LAGenWeb Project], an member of [[LAGenWeb|The LAGenWeb Project]], an affiliate of [[USGenWeb|The USGenWeb Project]].
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*[[User:Evancol|Evancol]]
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== References  ==
 
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}
  
 
[[Category:Cameron_Parish,_Louisiana]]
 
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Revision as of 22:50, 3 January 2013

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Cameron Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Cameron Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded March 15, 1870
County Seat Cameron
Courthouse
LACameroncourthouse.jpg
Address PO Box 1280
Cameron, LA 70631
Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Website
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Parish Coordinator
Cameron Parish LAGenWeb
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Parish Courthouse

Cameron Parish Courthouse
119 Smith Road
Cameron, LA 70631-0549
Phone: 337.775.5316 

Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and
land records from 1870  and military discharge records
from 1918 [1]

Parish Courthouse

LSU Special Collection: "The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey"

"A Sportman's Paradise"

History

  • Named for Simon Cameron, first Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States

Parent Parish

Boundary Changes

  • Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.
  • See an interactive map of Cameron Parish boundary changes. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Communities: Big Lake | Cameron | Constance Beach |  Creole | Gibbstown |  Grand Chenier | Grand Lake | Hackberry | Hacketts Corner | Holly Beach | Illinois Plant | Johnson Bayou | Johnson Bayou Landing | Lone Pine | Lowry | North Island | Oak Grove | Peveto Beach | Sweet Lake

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American

Census

Census Pop.
19003,952
19104,2888.5%
19203,952−7.8%
19306,05453.2%
19407,20319.0%
19506,244−13.3%
19606,90910.7%
19708,19418.6%
19809,33613.9%
19909,260−0.8%
20009,9917.9%
20106,839−31.5%
Cameron Parish Census Data[3]
















Cemeteries (in rural areas)

Cemeteries at Cameron Par. - LAGenWeb

Cemetery Resources and Information

Census

    • Federal: 1870 . 1880 . 1890 . 1900 . 1910 . 1930
  • 1920:
    • Grand Chenier
    • Creole
    • Cameron
    • Grand Lake
    • Johnson Bayou
    • Hackberry
    • Czechs and Sloavks

Church

  • Baptist
  • Methodist
  • Roman Catholic

Court

Gazetteers of Places/Localities

  • United States Geographic Survey Place Names - GNIS for Cameron Parish  (over 525 entries)
    (may not always be present in alphabetic order on first try.)

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Cameron Parish, La. - LAGenWeb

World War II Missing and Dead (Army and Army Air Force)

Korean War Fatal Casualties

Newspapers

"Cameron Parish Pilot"

LSU Special Collection

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors

Contributors are people who write and edit the pages for FamilySearch Wiki. Thanks to the following contributors for helping to build this page (in alpha order). Anyone can be a contributor. Add content today!

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02.