The following works were written in conjunction with the WPA (Works Progress Administration of Louisiana), ca., 1935. These documents have been recently digitized as part of the Louisiana Digital Library, and are… Read More
Harry W. Addison Narrates History of Richland Parish, ca. 1991 – AUDIO
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
The Big Creek-Boeuf River Country Before 1843 (By Bennie McLain Hixon, ca.,1959)
It’s difficult to find a better source than the works of Bennie McLain Hixon (1923-2014), when it comes to research on Richland Parish and particularly, the first settlements along Boeuf River. Thanks… 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.
A “Pre-America” Map of Richland Parish
Preceding the time that Louisiana joined the United States, the following map shows an early look at land holdings, boundary names, etc
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.