The creation of what would become Mossville, LA, was a fervent prayer for isolation, the overwhelming, overriding longing of a newly-freed people to be left alone.
A Forgotten Community- A History of Mossville
Mossville became a small, rural community, never-incorporated. It was insulated by design, predicated on agriculture, livestock, fish, game - and each other. Only religious determinism was as centrist and important.
Mossville was settled by freed slaves and has remained African-American. The diminished village, located between Westlake and Sulphur, has almost disappeared. When the industrial behemoth Sasol completes its $26 billion expansion, three of Mossville’s newest subdivisions will have disappeared.