Dry Creek, Louisiana

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Dry Creek, Louisiana
Unincorporated Communities
Hamlet of Dry Creek

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" Marryville

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]

Dry Creek 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]

Historic Buildings[edit]

Referred to as the "White House", the Dry Creek School, currently owned by Dry Creek Baptist Camp, is an imposing neo-Greco building,. Built in 1912, the wings and columns of the building were added in 1919-1920. 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]

  • James David Cain, former member of both houses of the Louisiana Legislature
  • Dorothy Sue Hill, current state representative for Beauregard, Allen, and Calcasieu parishes; rancher and retired educator in her native Dry Creek[1]
  • Herman Ray Hill, former state representative for Beauregard, Allen, and Calcasieu parishes; rancher and retired educator in Dry Creek; husband of current Representative Dorothy Hill[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Dorothy Sue Hill". house.Louisiana.gov. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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