Calcasieu, Louisiana

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Calcasieu is an unincorporated community in Rapides Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana.[1] [1]

History[edit]

A post office called Calcasieu was established in 1925, and remained in operation until 1960.[2] According to tradition, Calcasieu was named after an Atakapa chieftain.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Calcasieu
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ Bright, William. "Native American Place Names in the Louisiana Purchase". Duke University Press. p. 358. Retrieved 2 July 2019.

Coordinates: 31°05′23″N 92°42′42″W / 31.08972°N 92.71167°W / 31.08972; -92.71167