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image located by Valentin Poposki, 31 October 2009
- indicates flag is known.
- indicates it is reported that there is no known flag.
Municipal flags in Calcasieu Parish:
"On June 20, 1991, the Police Jury of Calcasieu Parish adopted the official Parish flag design. The history of Calcasieu Parish is reflected in its symbolism and design. "Calcasieu" is "Crying Eagle" in the Attakapas Indian dialect, the tribe native to the Calcasieu area. The Bald Eagle depicted is the national symbol of the United States. Calcasieu Parish was created March 24, 1840, from St. Landry Parish, one of the original 19 parishes established by the Legislature in 1807. The five parishes that Calcasieu was finally divided into - Allen, Beauregard, Jefferson Davis, Cameron, and Calcasieu - are represented by the five stars. The original Parish was called "Imperial Calcasieu." The deep blue, white, and red colors are the tri-colors of the French flag, representing history of many of our laws, customs, and practices which are derived from the old Napoleonic code of the French. The green cypress branches come from the "Bald Cypress" tree which grows along the waterways of an area known in 1840 as
"Marsh Bayou Bluff" where the Police Jury established the first Parish seat known as "Marion." This area is today known as "Old Town." - from the official parish website: www.cppj.net/index.aspx?page=810.
Valentin Poposki, 31 October 2009
image located by Dave Fowler, 28 August 2021
Watching some Hurricane Ida coverage today, I noticed that the flag in the
briefing room for Calcasieu Parish differs from what is shown above. The flag
has "Calcasieu Parish" in black lettering along the top and "Louisiana" along
the bottom. It may also say "Police Jury" (the county government), but I did not
find a good enough image to tell.
Dave Fowler, 28 August 2021