Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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 United States  > Louisiana > Cameron Parish

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

Created 15 March 1870 from Calcasieu and Vermilion Parishes

Boundary Changes

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

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Communities: Big Lake | Cameron | Creole | Grand Chenier | Grand Lake | Hackberry | Holly Beach | Johnson Bayou |

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Calcasieu | Jefferson Davis | Vermilion | Jefferson County, Texas | Orange County, Texas

Resources

Cemeteries

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

Web Sites

References