Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.cppj.net/ Calcasieu Parish Police Jury]<br>1015 Pithon Street<br>PO Box 1583<br>Lake Charles, LA 70602  
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{{RAOGKcourthouse}} [http://www.cppj.net/ Calcasieu Parish Police Jury]<br>1015 Pithon Street<br>PO Box 1583<br>Lake Charles, LA 70602  
  
 
The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.  
 
The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.  
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Note: Records going back 100 years only are housed by the Health Unit.
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Phone: 337-478-6020
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==

Revision as of 15:12, 18 October 2010

United States  > Louisiana > Calcasieu Parish

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Parish Courthouse

  Calcasieu Parish Police Jury
1015 Pithon Street
PO Box 1583
Lake Charles, LA 70602

The Police Jury is the governing authority of the Parish.

Note: Records going back 100 years only are housed by the Health Unit.

Phone: 337-478-6020

History

The name Calcasieu (pronounced Cal-ca-shoo) comes from the Atakapan word, "quelqueshue", meaning "crying eagle". It was originally the name of an Atakapa chief, but became the name given to what was formerly the Rio Hondo River (Rio Stondo or "Deep River"), now the Calcasieu River. The parish then inherited this name. [1]

Parent Parish

  • 1840--Calcasieu Parish was created 24 March 1840 from St. Landry Parish, one of the original nineteen civil parishes established by the Legislature in 1807. Parish seat: Lake Charles [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

The parish courthouse was destroyed by a disastrous fire on April 23, 1910, as well as most of downtown Lake Charles, and many of the records of the parish were burned or damaged.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

The Calcasieu Parish Health Unit has vital records going back 100 years.

Phone: 337-478-6020

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

 

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

 

Web Sites

References

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