The Washington State Bank is one of the oldest banks in St. Landry Parish. organized on April 11, 1893.
A St. Landry Parish treasure and one of Louisiana’s historic places, the town of Washington, was first settled as part of the Poste des Opelousas in the 18th century.
In 1978, the historic Steamboat Warehouse Restaurant in Washington was selected as the first-place winner in the “Business for Beauty” program.
North Central High School basketball standouts Ya’Jaia Goudeau and Reginald Stoner highlighted a week of accolades last Tuesday with a nod towards the future as each senior signed college scholarships that are intended to continue their athletic careers.
The Plonsky’s Opera House, pictured here in the early 1900s, is from Ophelia Pitre Lafleur’s photo album, owned by Tommy Lafleur.
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, “On December 31, 2021, deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of East Saint Mitchell Street in Washington relative to a male subject that was shot.
It was crafts and catfish today at the Washington Community Festival and Catfish Gravy Cook-Off. Mother nature provided the perfect weather for today’s event.
Many of those attending the Washington Community Festival and Catfish Gravy Cook-Off took time to check out the car show.
Today’s photograph from the past is from the album of Ophelia Pitre Lafleur, featured in the book Through A Lens, courtesy of the Tommy Lafleur collection.
As her high school basketball career heads towards a conclusion, Ya’Jaia Goudeau is making sure the ending is shrouded in superlatives.
It will be a postseason Mardi Gras Mambo for three of the four St. Landry Parish basketball teams remaining in the state playoffs.
A few months ago, a good friend gave me two antique photograph albums. Most of the photographs in the albums were from St. Landry Parish, and many from Washington.
The North Central High girls’ basketball team has arrived at a familiar destination.
While the North Central girls’ basketball team is one win away from another state tournament appearance, three other St. Landry Parish playoff programs ended their seasons during regional round games played Monday night.
Washington Community Festival will be held on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 10am-5pm on the town lot and along Main Street in Washington, Louisiana. Vendors will be lined up for 3 city blocks up and down Main Street.
Saturday, February 12, the city of Washington hosted a focus group to pinpoint the best parts of the city. Communication students from the University of Louisiana are studying the city of the Washington and interviewing residents to better market the city.
The Magnolia Lodge #197 in Washington was chartered on February 16, 1870, with Daniel H, Quirk, George O. Elms and James Jackson Hicks as principal officers. However, the Washington Masons were active before the organization received its charter.
Three friends who were born and raised in Washington, Louisiana are shown here in this photograph taken during their early teenage years.
A little over a year ago Tommy Lafleur loaned me two photo albums to look over. The albums that belonged to Ophelia Pitre Lafleur, the wife of Tommy’s great uncle Leo Lafleur, had photos that were mostly from the town of Washington.
As in other towns, newspapers were an important part of life and the economy in the early days of Opelousas and St. Landry Parish.
Louisiana Legislature Water Sector Committee approved funding for water and Sewer Projects across the state. JLCB will be presented this proposal in the upcoming weeks.
The history of education in Washington is similar to the education history in neighboring Opelousas and other St. Landry Parish towns.
St. Landry Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz is confirming that his office is investigating a late night homicide in the city of Washington.
St Landry Parish Events for 2022. Information provided by St Landry Parish Tourism.
George Baillio (1892-1976), the son of Judge George K. Baillio and Mary Elizabeth Schmit, shown in this c.1909 photograph, was one of five graduates from Washington High School on Saturday, May 21, 1909. Others in the senior class included Estelle Lacombe, Margery Kilpatrick, Milton Kilpatrick and Jasper Neyland.
The town of Washington kicked off the Christmas season Saturday with a day long schedule of events that included live music, a silent auction, food vendors and s special visit by Santa Claus who arrived not on his sleigh but a shiny red fire truck provided by Fire District 3.
The town of Washington celebrates the re-opening of the town’s historic museum.
Mark your calendars and make sure to join us for a three night mission starting Monday, December 13th at 6:00 p.m. and ending Wednesday, December 15th.
The general public is invited to enjoy the BREVE’s Christmas Concert set for Sunday, December 12th, at 6:00 pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Washington, LA, hosted by the Washington Garden Club.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 11, 2021, for Christmas in Washington.
At a family gathering recently Tommy Lafleur showed up with two albums of old photos he rescued years ago in Opelousas. The albums belonged to Ophelia Pitre Lafleur, the wife of his great uncle Leo Lafleur. As I looked over the photos, I realized they were mostly of Washington and its surrounding area.