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Welcome to Beauregard Parish

Parish Courthouse 1937


To read more about this project, click on the LAGenWeb Project logo above. My name is Jennifer Hernandez and I am your new parish coordinator. You can contact me at <jendez72> if you have any questions or contributions concerning Beauregard Parish.

Parish History

A movement to create Beauregard Parish was started in 1908 by a group of businessmen from DeRidder, Sugartown and Merryville. In 1912, after two attempts, a new parish was established from part of Calcasieu Parish. It was named after the illustrious Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, a famous Confederate general from Louisiana.

Part of the future Beauregard Parish territory was acquired by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. "This is a debatable issue, as the Parish was known as the Neutral Zone, as there was controversy over whether the border line was the Sabine or the Calcasieu Rivers." Permanent settlers were in the area prior to 1819.

The City of DeRidder was established in 1897, incorporated in 1903, and named the parish seat in 1912, when Beauregard Parish was established. DeRidder was named after a beautiful Dutch girl, Ella DeRidder, by her brother-in-law, Jan DeGoijen. This gentleman played an important role in the early financial backing of the Kansas City Southern Railroad.

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After my trip to BP in May of 2003
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In memory of Sharon Pierce

Sept. 9, 2010


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Updated Feb 18, 2015

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