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
Included in this oral history, which was recorded back in 1991, is a history of each community and the history of their names.
The following map shows the northwest portion of present day Richland Parish, as it was in 1850.
RICHLAND PARISH’S SCHOOLS & TEACHERS IN 1925. Schools in Nearby Parish Open Monday for Full Sessions. Special to the News-Star. RAYVILLE, Sept. 9, 1925 – The Schools of Richland parish will begin the 1925-1926 term… Read More
Little Creek (Richland) – Rayville was originally known as Little Creek, which took its name from the creek that flows through the town. James Ray established a store on the east side… Read More
RICHLAND PARISH – Richland Parish was created on September 29, 1868, during the Reconstruction period and was named for the richness of its soil. John Ray, the Republican leader from Ouachita, introduced… Read More