Bogalusa is a city in Washington Parish, Louisiana. The population was 12,232 at the 2013 census. It is the principal city of the Bogalusa Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Washington Parish and is also part of the larger New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area. The name of the city derives from the Choctaw words bogue lusa, which translates to dark water in English.
Bogalusa was founded by the Goodyears of Buffalo, New York, who chartered the Great Southern Lumber Company in 1902. The sawmill was, for many years, the largest in the world, and the company was famous for its reforestation program.
In 1938, the Goodyears had ended their lumber operations at the Great Southern Lumber Company and sold the paper mill operations. The mill was owned by Crown Zellerbach until 1986 and its brown paper successor Gaylord Container Corporation until 2002, when Gaylord was acquired by Temple-Inland Corporation, the area’s largest employer. As of 2012, the paper mill was owned by International Paper, which acquired Temple-Inland.
Bogalusa’s economy revolves around the lumber and paper mills, as well as agriculture.
Northshore Technical Community College is located in Bogalusa. It was the first trade school established in the State of Louisiana in 1930 and is now a fully accredited community college.
INCIDENCE OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN BOGALUSA, LOUISIANA
In 2014, statistics show that 12 people injured in automobile crashes in. Bogalusa, Louisiana. For additional information on accident statistics refer to:
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
WASHINGTON PARISH CLERK OF COURT
908 Washington St.
22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
P.O. Box 518
Bogalusa, La 70429
902 Pearl St.
LOUISIANA COURT OF APPEALS, FIRST CIRCUIT
1600 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70802
MIDDLE DISTRICT LOUISIANA-U.S. DISTRICT COURT
Russell B. Long Building and Federal Courthouse
777 Florida Street; Suite 139
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
BOGALUSA POLICE DEPARTMENT
111 Memphis Street
Bogalusa, LA 70427
WASHINGTON PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
120 Austin St.
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE – TROOP L
2600 No. Causeway
Mandeville, LA 70471