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Overview

Introduction to De Ridder, Louisiana

DeRidder was named after Ella DeRidder, who was a relative of a Dutch railroad financier. Initially, it was called Schovall and Deridder. In the year 1897, the first train line was set up to serve DeRidder. The city was incorporated in 1903. During that time, the prime industry of the area was timber. In 1906 the first bank was opened in DeRidder. The city was made the seat of Beauregard Parish in October 1912.

De Ridder and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of West Louisiana
  • North Toledo Bend State Park
  • Sam Houston Jones State Park
  • Beauregard Country club

Things To Do In De Ridder

Tourists can be a part of the Louisiana Doll Festival which is held in the month of June every year. One may opt to visit the local churches like Sunrise Baptist Church, Star of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and Beach Grove Baptist Church. Those who are interested in recreational activities can go to the parks like West Park, Beauregard Parish Fairgrounds, and Bryant Park.

De Ridder Transportation

International air transportation facilities are provided by Chennault International Airport.

De Ridder Higher Education

Mcneese State University, Northwestern State University of Louisiana, and Lamar University - Beaumont are some of the educational institutions that offer opportunities for higher education.

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De Ridder Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

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