“I know, our grandfather, Ruben Scott, came here in the 1830s from North Carolina. He was with a group that banded together and came south. They stopped in Arkansas, and a Scott went to Natchez, Miss., and a Jones went on to New Orleans.”
“The passing of this kindly and illustrious citizen, a true Southern Gentleman in the finest sense of the word, has left a void that can never be filled. But the community is richer for his having lived.”
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
This photograph shows all but one person attending Rayville High School during the 1913-14 school year. Included in the group are grades seven through 11. Teachers that year were Professor L.A. Smith,… Read More
In 1896, Richland Voters Elected This Young Drug-Store Salesman From Alto As Their New Sheriff: The Story of William N. Traylor
In 1896, Richland Parish elected its third Sheriff, William N. Traylor. The election however, was one of the closest elections in parish history, where communities divided and rival accusations reached a boiling… Read More
The following map shows the northwest portion of present day Richland Parish, as it was in 1850.
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.
This church was destroyed within the last twenty-five years, but it’s history was and still is a cherished one. It was placed on the National Register of Historic places back in 1989…. Read More
Former Sheriffs of Richland Parish 01.) 1866-1878, A.J. Liddell, Democrat 02.) 1878-1896, Lem Scott, Democrat, Girard 03.) 1896-1912, William Neal Traylor 04.) 1912-1916, W.T. Oliver 05.) 1916-1924, Mark A. Cooper 06.) 1924-1936,… Read More