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Town of Washington (Louisiana) Records

Collection 517

Washington (Louisiana), Town of. Records, 1836-2012

5 feet

Washington, Louisiana, founded in 1770, is a town in St. Landry Parish and the third oldest settlement in Louisiana. Starting out as a French trading post, the Town of Washington acted as a steamboat port for various products, the largest port between New Orleans, LA and St. Louis, MO.

This collection contains the minutes to meetings and financial records for the Town of Washington, a journal documenting minutes for the Board of Police, and the Code of the Ordinances for Opelousas. Washington Mayor Dwight Landreneau’s office donated the collection.

Series:

A. Minutes to Meetings
a. May 1836 – January 1929 1-01 through 2-01
b. February 1929 – December 1949 3-01 through 3-13
c. January 1950 – December 1959 3-14 through 3-25
d. January 1960 – November 1969 3-26 through 4-10
e. January 1970 – December 1974 4-11 through 4-25
f. August 2009 – February 2012 4-26 through 4-27
B. Code of the Ordinances of the City of Opelousas, Louisiana 4-28 through 4-34
C. Miscellaneous 4-35 through 4-37

Inventory:

Box 1
A. Minutes to Meetings
a. May 1836 – January 1929
1-01 Board of Police Journal (Bound), 1836-1870
Box 2
2-01 Minutes to Meetings (Bound Journal), 5 May 1914 – 8 January 1929
Box 3
b. February 1929 – December 1949
3-01 Minutes to Meetings, 5 February 1929 – 2 December 1930
3-02 Minutes to Meetings, 3 February 1931 – 27 December 1933
3-03 Minutes to Meetings, 2 January 1934 – 3 December 1935
3-04 Minutes to Meetings, 7 January 1936 – 5 December 1938
3-05 Minutes to Meetings, 1939
3-06 Minutes to Meetings, 1940
3-07 Minutes to Meetings, 7 January 1941 – 1 December 1942
3-08 Minutes to Meetings, 11 January 1943 – 13 December 1944
3-09 Minutes to Meetings, 1945
3-10 Minutes to Meetings, 2 January 1946 – 21 June 1946
3-11 Minutes to Meetings, 2 July 1946 – 10 December 1946
3-12 Minutes to Meetings, 7 January 1947 – 7 September 1948
3-13 Minutes to Meetings, 2 October 1948 – 7 December 1949
c. January 1950 – December 1959
3-14 Minutes to Meetings, 3 January 1950 – 8 December 1950
3-15 Minutes to Meetings, 3 January 1951 – 2 January 1952
3-16 Minutes to Meetings, 30 January 1952 – 2 July 1952
3-17 Minutes to Meetings, 5 August 1952 – 1 July 1953
3-18 Minutes to Meetings, 5 August 1953 – 9 December 1953
3-19 Minutes to Meetings, 4 January 1954 – 6 December 1954
3-20 Minutes to Meetings, 3 January 1955 – December 1955
3-21 Minutes to Meetings, 9 January 1956 – February 1957
3-22 Minutes to Meetings, 1 April 1957 – 2 December 1957
3-23 Minutes to Meetings, 6 January 1958 – 1 December 1958
3-24 Minutes to Meetings, 5 January 1959 – 6 July 1959
3-25 Minutes to Meetings, 3 August 1959 – 7 December 1959
d. January 1960 – November 1969
3-26 Minutes to Meetings, 4 January 1960 – 6 June 1960
3-27 Minutes to Meetings, 11 July 1960 – 5 December 1960
3-28 Minutes to Meetings, 9 January 1961 – 2 October 1961
3-29 Minutes to Meetings, 6 November 1961 – 7 May 1962
3-30 Minutes to Meetings, 4 June 1962 – 3 December 1962
3-31 Minutes to Meetings, 7 January 1963 – 15 July 1963
3-32 Minutes to Meetings, 31 July 1963 – 26 November 1963
3-33 Minutes to Meetings, 6 January 1964 – 25 June 1964
3-34 Minutes to Meetings, 6 July 1964 – 5 April 1965
Box 4
4-01 Minutes to Meetings, 3 May 1965 – 8 December 1965
4-02 Minutes to Meetings, 3 January 1966 – 29 June 1966
4-03 Minutes to Meetings, 11 July 1966 – 5 December 1966
4-04 Minutes to Meetings, 9 January 1967 – 10 April 1967
4-05 Minutes to Meetings, 1 May 1967 – 3 July 1967
4-06 Minutes to Meetings, 24 July 1967 – 4 December 1967
4-07 Minutes to Meetings, 8 January 1968 – 3 June 1968
4-08 Minutes to Meetings, 1 July 1968 – 3 February 1969
4-09 Minutes to Meetings, 3 March 1969 – 25 June 1969
4-10 Minutes to Meetings, 25 July 1969 – 25 November 1969
e. January 1970 – December 1974
4-11 Minutes to Meetings, 5 January 1970 – 4 May 1970
4-12 Minutes to Meetings, 1 June 1970 – 7 December 1970
4-13 Minutes to Meetings, December 1970 – 1 March 1971
4-14 Minutes to Meetings, 25 March 1971 – 25 June 1971
4-15 Minutes to Meetings, 12 July 1971 – 27 December 1971
4-16 Minutes to Meetings, 3 January 1972 – 3 July 1972
4-17 Minutes to Meetings, 7 August 1972 – 21 November 1972
4-18 Minutes to Meetings, 30 October 1972 – 7 May 1973
4-19 Minutes to Meetings, 4 June 1973 – 5 November 1973
4-20 Minutes to Meetings, 5 November 1973 – 17 December 1973
4-21 Minutes to Meetings, 7 January 1974 – 18 March 1974
4-22 Minutes to Meetings, 1 April 1974 – 3 June 1974
4-23 Minutes to Meetings, 8 July 1974 – August 1974
4-24 Minutes to Meetings, 16 September 1974 – 21 October 1974
4-25 Minutes to Meetings, 7 November 1974 – 16 December 1974
f. August 2009 – February 2012
4-26 Minutes to Meetings, 17 August 2009 – 3 June 2010
4-27 Minutes to Meetings, 3 January 2011 – 17 February 2012
B. Code of the Ordinances of the City of Opelousas, Louisiana
4-28 Title Page, Preface, Chapters 1-5, 1973
4-29 Chapters 6-10, 1973
4-30 Chapters 11-15, 1973
4-31 Chapters 16-20, 1973
4-32 Chapters 21-25, 1973
4-33 Chapters 26-28, 1973
4-34 Code Comparative Table and Code Index, 1973
C. Miscellaneous
4-35 Transcript of Trial: Town of Washington vs. Gary Lanclos, 13 June 1974
4-36 Photocopies of First Nine Pages of Board of Police Journal, 31 May 1836 – 27 June 1838
4-37 Miscellaneous Materials, 1868, 1939, 1962, 1986, n.d.