Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy
|Cameron Parish, Louisiana|
Location in the state of Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
|Founded||March 15, 1870|
|Address|| PO Box 1280|
Cameron, LA 70631
Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Website
- 1 Parish Courthouse
- 2 Parish Courthouse
- 3 History
- 4 Places / Localities
- 5 Resources
- 6 Societies and Libraries
- 7 Websites
- 8 Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors
- 9 References
Cameron Parish Courthouse
119 Smith Road
Cameron, LA 70631-0549
Parish Clerk has marriage, probate, divorce, court and
land records from 1870 and military discharge records
from 1918 
LSU Special Collection: "The Courthouse still Stands after Hurricane Audrey"
- Named for Simon Cameron, first Secretary of War under Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States
- 1870--Cameron Parish was created 15 March 1870 from Calcasieu and Vermilion Parishes.
Parish seat: Cameron 
- 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)
Places / Localities
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
|Cameron Parish Census Data|
Cemeteries (in rural areas)
Cemeteries at Cameron Par. - LAGenWeb
- The USGenWeb Archives Project:
- Federal: 1870 . 1880 . 1890 . 1900 . 1910 . 1930
- Grand Chenier
- Grand Lake
- Johnson Bayou
- Czechs and Sloavks
- Roman Catholic
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.)
Cameron Parish, La. - LAGenWeb
LSU Special Collection
Societies and Libraries
Family History Centers
- FamilySearch.org Family History Library Catalog for Cameron Parish.
- The Cameron Parish LAGenWeb Project, an member of The LAGenWeb Project, an affiliate of The USGenWeb Project.
- The USGenWeb Archives Project for Cameron Parish.
- Cameron Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History (Linkpendium)
Thanks to the Cameron Parish Wiki Contributors
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- The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002)Aurora County, Louisiana, p.289
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
- 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.