Sulphur (French: Soufre) is a city in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 20,155 at the 2013 census.[Sulphur is part of the Lake Charles Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Sulphur is named for the sulfur mines, which were excavated in the area in the 1900s. In this area, the German immigrant Herman Frasch invented the “Frasch method” of mining sulfur, pumping hot steam into the ground, liquidizing the mineral, and pumping the liquid to the surface. This greatly facilitated sulfur mining. The elementary school on South Huntington Street in downtown Sulphur is named after Dr. Frasch.
The area was expanded with the addition of the Cities Service (Citgo) oil refinery. The areas of Maplewood and Hollywood were developed to house refinery workers. The Sulphur area is still mostly dependent on the oil refineries and petrochemical plants for employment.
INCIDENTS OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN SULPHUR
The city lies on Interstate 10 between the towns of Vinton and Westlake, approximately 20 miles (32 km) east of the Texas border. The city of Lake Charles is 9 miles (14 km) to the east. U.S. Route 90 passes through the center of Sulphur as Napoleon Street. Access from I-10 is via exits 20, 21, 23, and 26. In 2014, 38 people were injured as a direct result of vehicular accidents.
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COMMUNITY RESOURCES AND LINKS:
CALCASIEU PARISH CLERK OF COURT
1000 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
Ph: (337) 437-3550
14TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT
1001 Lakeshore Drive, 3rd Floor
Lake Charles, La 70601
3RD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
1000 Main Street
Lake Charles, LA 70615
CALCASIEU PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE
5400 E. Broad St.
Lake Charles, La 70615
LOUISIANA STATE POLICE TROOP D
805 Main St.
Lake Charles, La. 70615