Introduction to Sulphur, Louisiana
Sulphur, Louisiana, in Calcasieu county, is 9 miles W of Lake Charles, Louisiana and 123 miles E of Houston, Texas. The city is located in the Lake Charles metropolitan area. Sulphur has a population of 20,512.
The city of Sulphur is located in Calcasieu Parish, in the Lake Charles metro area. The city named because of the nearby sulphur deposits. In 1867, geologist Eugene W. Hilgard discovered the city is rich in sulphur. An engineer named Thomas Kleinpeter constructed the town of Sulphur in the year 1878. This area was originally known as Kleinpeter's Square.
Sulphur and nearby Attractions
- De Soto National Forest
- Sabine National Wildlife Refuge
- Sam Houston Jones State Park
- W. H. Stark House
- Brimstone Museum
Things To Do In Sulphur
The Sam Houston Jones State Park offers facilities for camping, fishing, boating and hiking. The Sabine National Wildlife Refuge is also a popular local recreational spot.
Air transport is available at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Sulphur Higher Education
Louisiana State University, Lamar State College, Lamar University and McNeese State University are the local centers of higher education.