How Richland Parish’s BAYOU MACON Got It’s Name

Bayou Macon (Richland) - Bayou Macon is the dividing line between Madison and Richland parishes. According to local tradition, it took its name from Samuel Mason, the leader of the Kentucky Cave-in-Rock bandits who was slain near Vidalia, Louisiana, in 1803. About 1840, a road was cut through the canebrakes and swamps of Richland Parish, … Continue reading How Richland Parish’s BAYOU MACON Got It’s Name

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