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This page was last updated on Saturday, 22-Jan-2011 15:09:22 EST
Jo Branch <bjcb AT bellsouth.net> is the Parish Coordinator
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Cameron Parish Archives

Cameron Parish History
This text file has been linked to with the permission of Mike Miller.

Cemeteries
Military

WWII Dead & Missing (USArmy & Army Air Force)

Korean War: US Military Fatal Casulties
Newspaper
Cameron Parish Pilot
LSU Special Collection (External Links) or go to <http://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/> to do your own search.
Calcasieu Pass Lighthouse, c. 1900
"The Hazel" a steamer, 1893
The courthouse still stands after Hurricane Audrey, 1957
 
 
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Cameron Parish (French: Paroisse de Cameron) is the parish with the most land area in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The parish seat is Cameron and as of 2000, the population was 9,991. It is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cameron Parish is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Lake Charles–Jennings Combined Statistical Area

Organized in 1870, the Parish is named for Simon Cameron, a Pennsylvanian who was President Abraham Lincoln's first secretary of war.

Cameron Parish was devastated by Hurricane Audrey on June 27, 1957, causing over 390 deaths, and then again by Hurricane Rita on September 24, 2005.

Three years after Rita, Hurricane Ike came ashore and brought a 22-foot (6.7 m) storm surge, which was far worse than Rita's 10-foot (3.0 m) surge. Nearly every square inch of the coastline in that area was flooded heavily, with surge and floodwaters reaching 60 miles inland, as far north as Lake Charles. In Cameron Parish the communities of Cameron, Holly Beach, Hackberry, Creole, and Grand Chenier were essentially destroyed. Hundreds of people had to be rescued from atop rooftops, including 363 people who were rescued by Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Search and Rescue teams in conjunction with the Louisiana National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cameron_Parish,_Louisiana

 

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Jo Branch <b,jo.branch@gmail.com> is the Parish Coordinator
If you have any records or photos to add to this site please contact me.

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