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
Originally written by Benny Hixon, as reported in The Richland Beacon-News, Rayville, Louisiana. Sat, Aug 13, 1960 · Page 8 According to the official survey of this area, completed in the 1830s, there was… Read More
This is an interesting map from 1814, though much of Northeast Louisiana looks pretty barren. Interestingly, the river east of the Ouachita river, is labeled Ox River. Boeuf in French, means “bull”… Read More
My friend Lora Peppers who writes the blog OuachitaParishHistory.com posted a link this week with an AWESOME map of the Ouachita River from even before Fort Miro was founded. There as a… Read More
From the Library of Congress, this map shows roads to Memphis, along with rail lines and transportation routes during the Civil War. To download the full map of Arkansas and Louisiana, visit… Read More
The following map shows the northwest portion of present day Richland Parish, as it was in 1850.
Preceding the time that Louisiana joined the United States, the following map shows an early look at land holdings, boundary names, etc
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
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.
From Richard Nance Hixon’s thesis, The Antebellum History of Richland Parish. Northeast Louisiana University, 1990 – Richland Parish (La.) – 384 pages This map shows the now extinct community of “Ion” which was located on… Read More
This is a great map created to show the early settlements of eastern Richland Parish, including the stagecoach stop at Charley Carpenter’s.
A study of the cultural geography of the Boeuf Basin of Northeast Louisiana. The Basin is drained by the Boeuf River and is located in Caldwell, Franklin, Morehouse, Ouachita, Richland, and West Carroll parishes.
Interactive Map of Richland – Places, Schools, Churches. Map with locations of schools, churches, bayous, streams, ponds, place names, etc. and a Map Showing Place Names Which Were Submitted By Local Richland Parish Residents
In 1935, Richland Parish was partially mapped by the Corps of Engineers. On the high resolution version, you can often see where each home-place was, which were designated by dots. If you’d… Read More
Land Plat for Northwest Richland Parish in 1853 (Wynn Island, Webb Hill)