Cameron Parish

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Cameron

Cameron Parish is named for Simon Cameron, who came from Pennsylvania, was the first secretary of war during the tern of President Abraham Lincoln.

 

Created:  March 16, 1870

Parish Seat: 

Cameron  1870 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Cameron  

 

Location:  119 Smith Circle / Marshall Street

Built:  1936 – 1937

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Herman J Duncan Company Inc. of Alexandria

Contractor:  A Farnel Blair of Lake Charles

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored concrete structure. The central part of the building is higher than the east and west wings. The entrance is at the center of the south front. The roof line is flat. On the east side is the one story Administration Building raised on pillars.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Calcasieu Parish, Jefferson Davis Parish and Vermilion Parish

E – Vermilion Parish

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Jefferson County, Texas and Orange County, Texas

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011