From the memoirs of C.C. Davenport, concerning the areas of Richland Parish formerly part of the Morehouse Section See Full Memoirs Here …To continue my Memoirs of the early settlement of Morehouse… Read More
A Map Of The “Upper Boeuf River Settlement,” ca 1850
The following map shows the northwest portion of present day Richland Parish, as it was in 1850.
The “Franklin Parish” Section of Richland Parish, ca 1857-1868
From Richard Nance Hixon’s thesis, The Antebellum History of Richland Parish.Northeast Louisiana University, 1990 – Richland Parish (La.) – 384 pages The following map shows the “Franklin Parish” section of Richland Parish between 1857-1868. They… Read More
The “Ouachita Parish” Section of Richland Parish, ca 1857-1868
This map shows the area known as Rhymes and Clear Lake towards the North, and the extinct community of “Salmagundi.” Known as Ward 7 in Ouachita Parish, the Boeuf River was its boundary on the East.
The “Carroll Parish” Section of Richland Parish, ca 1858-1868
This is a great map created to show the early settlements of eastern Richland Parish, including the stagecoach stop at Charley Carpenter’s.
Railroad Depots and Railroad Structures of Richland Parish since 1853
EAST/WEST ROUTES (1853-CURRENT) Originally Vicksburg, Shreveport & Texas Railroad (1853 – 1868) Formerly North Louisiana & Texas Railroad (1868 – 1879) Formerly Vicksburg, Shreveport & Pacific (1879 – 1926) Part of Queen… Read More
The Hon. John Ray, James Ray, Henry Bry, and Other Early Distinguished Settlers in Northeast Louisiana
The article below was printed originally in The Ouachita Telegraph on August 25, 1888. It details how this early settler in Northeast Louisiana came in contact with Davy Crockett in Little Rock… Read More
The Baron de Bastrop
In a great article a few years ago in the Bastrop Daily Enterprise, Wes Helbling wrote a great article commemorating the 250th anniversary of The Baron de Bastrop‘s birthday. Much can be said about… Read More
How the community of DUNN got it’s name
Dunn is a small community on Highway 80 five miles west of Delhi. Often, people that live in Richland Parish might joke that when God created the heavens and earth, it began… Read More
History of Providence Baptist Church of Alto
There is an old jingle that goes like this, “Backward, turn backward, O Time, in your flight, Make me a child again, just for tonight.” May we paraphrase this by saying, Backward, turn backward, O time, just for today, Give us a view of Providence Church along history’s highway.
Peter Oliver – Deerfield (Delhi) Post Office – 1840’s
This information is courtesy of William Eugene Griffin, of Palm Springs, CA. One of the earliest post offices in what is now Richland Parish was established by Peter Oliver at Deerfield (now… Read More
The Wynn Island Plantation, The First 150 Years
I recently came across an old printed copy of this story, and decided to transcribe it for interested readers. Many of the people mentioned as living are now deceased. The article was… Read More
Ben Lilly – A Louisana Folk Legend
In anticipation of Louisiana’s Bicentennial Celebration this month, Louisiana Secretary of State Jay Dardenne did an outstanding job of putting together his list of the Top 200 Notable people in Louisiana History. While… Read More
1853 Survey in NW Richland Parish; Wynn Island, Webb Hill
Land Plat for Northwest Richland Parish in 1853 (Wynn Island, Webb Hill)