Dry Creek, Louisiana
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|Elevation||104 ft (31.7 m)|
|Area||2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)|
|- land||2.5 sq mi (6 km2)|
|- water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%|
|Government||Beauregard Paris Police Jury|
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Dry Creek is a rural unincorporated community in the east-central portion of Beauregard Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies 20 miles (32 km) southeast of DeRidder on the corner of Louisiana Highway 113 and Louisiana Highway 394. Dry Creek is 104 feet (32 m) above sea level.
The geography of the area is slightly hilly, ranging from 80 to 135 feet (24 to 41 m) above sea level, consisting of mostly sandy soils with many creeks (not all dry) and ponds.
Dry Creek is at the beginning of the "piney woods" of central Louisiana. Logging is the major industry of the area. There are many extraordinary vegetable gardens, and the entire area is noted for Sugartown melons as well as a "family atmosphere".
Bundick Lake is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north/northwest of "downtown" Dry Creek and is source of recreation for locals as well as others from all over the parish.
Dry Creek Baptist Camp
Dry Creek Baptist Camp is located at the corner of the two highways across from the only grocery store in the community, with a Pentecostal Church on the north side and a Bible Church on the south side of its boundary. There are many churches in the area and all faiths utilize the Camp's facilities. The campground is host to about ten summer camps annually.
The earliest settlers to the area would have encountered one of two Indian tribes, probably Coushatta, descended from the Atakapas. One was located on Dry Creek and the other near Sugartown.
Referred to as the "White House", the Dry Creek School is an imposing neo-Greco building that alters one's concept of the traditional country school. Built in 1912, the wings and columns of the building were added in 1919-1920. The school was the first to support public education through taxes. A victim of school consolidation, it closed in 1962 when the Sugartown school and the Dry Creek school consolidated, was renamed East Beauregard School, and was relocated 5 miles (8.0 km) north. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places January 28, 1988.
- "Funeral issue on hold Irate policyholders blast lawmakers." The Advocate. October 15, 2004. Retrieved on March 23, 2013. "James David Cain, R-Dry Creek."
- "67 incumbents face opposition in 105 House races." The Advocate. October 20, 1987. Retrieved on March 23, 2013. "Incumbent James David Cain, D-Dry Creek;"
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