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Guide to Cameron Parish Louisiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Cameron Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Cameron Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded March 15, 1870
County Seat Cameron
Courthouse
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Address PO Box 1280
Cameron, LA 70631
Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Website
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Cameron Parish Courthouse
119 Smith Road
Cameron, LA 70631-0549
Phone: 337.775.5316 

Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and
land records from 1870  and military discharge records
from 1918 [1]

LSU Special Collection: "The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey"

"A Sportman's Paradise"

History

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

Parent Parish

Boundary Changes

  • Northeast portion set off to create Jefferson Davis Parish 12 June 1912.
  • See an interactive map of Cameron Parish boundary changes. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)

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

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African American

Census

Census Pop.
19003,952
19104,2888.5%
19203,952−7.8%
19306,05453.2%
19407,20319.0%
19506,244−13.3%
19606,90910.7%
19708,19418.6%
19809,33613.9%
19909,260−0.8%
20009,9917.9%
20106,839−31.5%
Cameron Parish Census Data[3]
















Cemeteries (in rural areas)

Cemeteries at Cameron Par. - LAGenWeb

Cemetery Resources and Information

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

Cameron Parish, La. - LAGenWeb

World War II Missing and Dead (Army and Army Air Force)

Korean War Fatal Casualties

Newspapers

"Cameron Parish Pilot"

LSU Special Collection

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors

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References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 


 

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