Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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Parish Courthouse

"A Sportman's Paradise"
Cameron Parish Police Jury
PO Box 1280
Cameron, LA 70631

History

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

Parent Parish

  • 1870--Cameron Parish was created 15 March 1870 from Calcasieu and Vermilion Parishes. Parish seat: Cameron [1]

Boundary Changes

  • Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.

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

Cemeteries (in rural areas)

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

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Websites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).