Town of Duson

Mayor Johnny ThibodeauxHonorable Johnny Thibodeaux, Mayor

Originally known as “Duson Station” the town laid out by J.G. Parkerson, general manager of the Louisiana Western Railroad. By August 30, 1880, the railroad line from New Orleans to Houston was completed and passenger and freight service began. It merged with Southern Pacific Railroad in 1900. The village of Duson was incorporated on December 16, 1909, named after the land developer Curley Duson and installed Adolph De Jean as the first mayor.

In 1927, St Theresa Catholic Church was completed. Cotton farming was the main agriculture for the area. Three cotton gins were in Duson until the mid 1960s. Fires destroyed two and the third was torn down. After World War II, small lots east of Duson were developed, with small houses using brick siding paper on the exterior. Because of that, the area became known as “Paper Town.”

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Duson road closures

Duson road closures

May 29, 2014

Duson Road Closure update

All roads in Duson have been reopened 

May 28, 2014

Duson road closures due to flooding

Duson Police Department say they are closing down most of the roads and advise everyone to stay inside. (Credit Local TV)

  • Austria (Hwy 95) from Cameron to B Robin Road
  • Hanks Road
  • 1st. Street @ Avenue Au Nord
  • 2nd Street @ S. Richfield (Hwy343)
  • 3rd Street @ S. Richfield (Hwy343)
  • 4th Street @ S. Richfield (Hwy343)
  • 5th Street @ S. Richfield (Hwy343)
  • C Street @ 1st. Street
  • D Street @ 1st. Street
  • E Street @ 1st. Street
  • F Street @ 1st. Street
  • G Street @ 1st. Street
  • Toby Mouton Road @ North A Street
  • Toby Mouton Road @ Avenue Au Nord
  • Toby Mouton Road @ G Street
  • I-10 Exit 92 Duson West Bound

All statewide road closure information is available on the following two links: 

Louisiana State Police road closure notifications CLICK HERE
LADOTD road closures: CLICK HERE

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