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Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana

70663, 70664, 70665

Page Contents for Sulphur, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

Community events.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.


Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Sulphur is approximately 20,125 (1990), 20410 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,812 (1990), 8099 (2010).
The amount of land area in Sulphur is 25.238 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Sulphur to Washington DC is 1125 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 134 miles. (as the crow flies)
Sulphur is positioned 30.22 degrees north of the equator and 93.35 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Sulphur was originally named Sulphur City. Thomas Kleinpeter was the civil engineer that plotted the community of Sulphur in 1878. The first house and church were built in the area in 1885 by John Thomas Henning. The first Catholic Mass in the Sulphur area was held at the home of Jacques Toniette. Sulphur received its name by the abundance of sulphur which was extracted out of the ground. "The Sulphur Progress" was the name of the first newspaper in Sulphur
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The founding of Sulphur


Sulphur Community Events

Every Wednesday Morning
Place: West Cal-Cam Hospital Meeting room
The Sulphur Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday morning at 7:00 A.M. at West Cal-Cam Hospital meeting room. Visitors are always welcome.

Sulphur Schools

Calcasieu Parish School System

There are currently three middle schools in the Sulphur area.
1. LeBlanc
2. Maplewood - 4401 Maplewood Drive, Sulphur, LA
3. W.W. Lewis

There are 5 elementary schools
1. W.T. Henning
2. Frasch
3. Perkins
4. Vincent Settlement
5. E. K. Key Elementary
1201 East Burton Street
Sulphur, Louisiana 70663
Phone: (337) 527-7566

There is one Sulphur High School (one of the largest enrollments in the state)

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