Converse Sabine Parish, Louisiana
This is the
most northern town in Sabine parish on the K, C. S. Railway. It
was named for Colonel James Converse, who owned a large tract of
land in that vicinity, including the townsite. The town was
started after the railroad was built (1906), Dr. G. M. Mott and
Wilt Morgan erecting the first business house. Converse is
surrounded by a fine farming country, and a large amount of
cotton is ginned and marketed there every year. Rural telephone
lines, owned by independent companies composed of citizens,
connect Converse with the surrounding country, and a bank is
soon to be established there. That section of Sabine is the
first to vote a special tax to aid in the construction of a
model road and the road will be built soon. The people are
progressive and are determined to develop their country.
Converse has a good school, a church, several stores and a
cotton gin. It is the chief trading and shipping point for a
business houses are conducted by G. I. Paul, Tatum Bros. (N. R.
and Dr. W. E.), A. J. Burkett, W. D. Gates, W. F. Ledford, J. G.
Burkett. The gin is owned by Jackson Bros, (C. L. and J. M.).
physicians are Dr. W. G. Allen, who was reared in this
community, and Dr. E. K. Harris, a native of Claiborne parish.
Kay is the efficient postmistress.
Among the prominent citizens and
farmers of Converse
C. C. Bazemore
W. M. Bolton
R. G. Bossier
L. B. Farmer
M. V. Flores
R. S. Heard
J. W. Latham
C. P. McDonald
H. J. McDonald
W. H. McPhearson
J. M. Paul
C. E. Pugh
S. A. Spillyards
Source: History of Sabine Parish,
Louisiana, by John G. Belisle, Sabine Banner Press, 1913.