Dry Creek, Louisiana

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Coordinates: 30°40′10″N 93°2′42″W / 30.66944°N 93.04500°W / 30.66944; -93.04500
Dry Creek
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parishes Beauregard, Vernon
Elevation 104 ft (31.7 m)
Coordinates 30°40′10″N 93°2′42″W / 30.66944°N 93.04500°W / 30.66944; -93.04500
Area 2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 - land 2.5 sq mi (6 km2)
 - water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
unincorporated ----
Government Beauregard Paris Police Jury
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 706
Area code 337
Location of Dry Creek in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

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. The area is locally noted for Sugartown melons.

Bundick Lake[edit]

Bundick Lake is located approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north/northwest of "downtown" Dry Creek and is source of recreation.

Dry Creek Baptist Camp[edit]

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.

Education[edit]

It is a part of the Beauregard Parish School Board. Children in the area attend East Beauregard Elementary School and East Beauregard High School, 5 miles (8.0 km) north.[citation needed]

Referred to as the "White House", the Dry Creek School is an imposing neo-Greco building, currently owned by Dry Creek Baptist Camp. 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. The school closed in 1962 when the Sugartown school and the Dry Creek school consolidated into East Beauregard School. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places January 28, 1988.[citation needed]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Funeral issue on hold Irate policyholders blast lawmakers." The Advocate. October 15, 2004. Retrieved on March 23, 2013. "James David Cain, R-Dry Creek."
  2. ^ "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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