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History

The first recorded Europeans to settle in the area now known as the LeBleu Settlement were Mr. and Mrs. LeBleu of Bordeaux, France. Another pioneer, Charles Sallier, married LeBleu's daughter Catherine, and the Salliers built their home on the lake. By 1860 the area known as Charlie's Lake was being called Charleston or Charles Town. The city of Lake Charles was incorporated in 1861. [1]

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Lake Charles Cemeteries

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Benoit Cemetery Benoit Cemetery on USGenWeb Benoit Cemetery on Find A Grave
Bilbo Cemetery Bilbo Cemetery on USGenWeb Bilbo Cemetery on Find A Grave
Black Bayou Cemetery Black Bayou Cemetery on USGenWeb Black Bayou Cemetery on Find A Grave
Combre Memorial Park   Combre Memorial Park on Find A Grave
Consolata Cemetery Consolata Cemetery on USGenWeb Consolata Cemetery on Find A Grave
Graceland Cemetery   Graceland Cemetery on Find A Grave
Hi-Mount Cemetery Hi-Mount Cemetery on USGenWeb Hi-Mount Cemetery on Find A Grave
Highland Memorial Park Highland Memorial Park on USGenWeb (A-KU) and Highland Memorial Park on USGenWeb (KU-Y) Highland Memorial Park on Find A Grave
Lake Charles Cemetery Lake Charles Cemetery on Find A Grave
New Bethany Cemetery   New Bethany Cemetery on Find A Grave
New Hope Cemetery   New Hope Cemetery on Find A Grave
Old Catholic Cemetery Old Catholic Cemetery on USGenWeb Old Catholic Cemetery on Find A Grave
Old Emanuel Baptist Church Cemetery Old Emanuel Baptist Church Cemetery on USGenWeb Old Emanuel Baptist Church Cemetery on Find A Grave
Prien Memorial Park Cemetery Prien Memorial Park Cemetery on USGenWeb Prien Memorial Park Cemetery on Find A Grave
Sallier Cemetery Sallier Cemetery on USGenWeb Sallier Cemetery on Find A Grave

Research Resources

McNeese Archives & Special Collections

Search the McNeese State University Archives website for information about area history and genealogy. Online information includes:

  • Historic Photographs of Southwest Louisiana
  • Full-text books about Southwest Louisiana history
  • Interactive map of Lake Charles in 1948
  • Map of Lake Charles' Fire of 1910

Thomas Rigmaiden's Diary

Thomas Rigmaiden, known to be the first school teacher west of the Calcasieu River, wrote daily in a diary for 29 years. Diary entries, written from 1836 to 1865, mention people, events and locations.

Thomas Rigmaiden's Diary on LAGenWeb Archives

Websites

References

  1. History of Lake Charles.

 

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