Cloutierville, Louisiana

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Cloutierville
unincorporated community
Main Street in Cloutierville LA.JPG
Louisiana Route 495 through Cloutierville
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Established 1822
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Cloutierville is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) south of the city of Natchitoches on exit 119 at Interstate 49. The community is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area.

This is a homeland of many multiracial Louisiana Creole people. The town was built on the plantation of Alexis Cloutier and incorporated in 1822. The plantation was later owned by Kate Chopin. Cloutierville is home to the Chopin House, Bayou Folk Museum, and the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and cemetery.

Milton Joseph Cunningham, who served for three nonconsecutive terms ending in 1900 as Attorney General of Louisiana, taught school in Cloutierville from 1858 to 1860, when he thereafter entered the Confederate Army; member of both houses of the state legislature from 1878 to 1884 and lawyer in Natchitoches and New Orleans[1]

Leopold Caspari, a Natchitoches businessman and banker who served in both houses of the Louisiana State Legislature between 1884 and 1914, was a merchant in Cloutierville between 1849 and 1858.[2]

Numa T. Delouche, a state representative from Natchitoches Parish, serving alongside Sylvan Friedman from 1944 to 1948, resided in Cloutierville and is interred at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery there.[3]

Former State Representative Jean Doerge of Webster Parish, a retired educator, is a graduate of Cloutierville High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mimi Methvin McManus (May 29, 2003). "Milton Joseph Cunningham". genealogy.com. Retrieved October 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Caspari, Leopold". Louisiana Historical Association, A Dictionary of Louisiana Biography (lahistory.org). Retrieved December 22, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Membership in the Louisiana House of Representatives, 1812-2016: Natchitoches Parish". house.Louisiana.gov. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 

Coordinates: 31°32′36″N 92°55′06″W / 31.54333°N 92.91833°W / 31.54333; -92.91833