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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.
Records and Resources
|Duplechain Family Cemetery|
| Oaklin Springs Cemetery
| Oberlin Cemetery
Allen Parish Library
320 S 6th Street
Oberlin, La 70655
- Kinder Courier News
- Oakdale Journal
- Allen Parish Tourist Commission
- Oberlin at Louisiana Genealogy Web
- Oberlin at WeRelate.org
- Oberlin on facebook
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