Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 from Rapides (old) County, Louisiana Territory, as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named for the Avoyel Native American people . Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Avoyelles Parish is bordered by La Salle Parish (north, Catahoula Parish (north), Concordia Parish (northeast), West Feliciana Parish (east), Pointe Coupee Parish (southeast), St. Landry Parish (south), Evangeline Parish (southwest), Rapides Parish (west).

Avoyelles Parish Cities and Towns include Bordelonville, Bunkie, Center Point, Cottonport, Evergreen, Hessmer, Mansura, Marksville, Moreauville, Plaucheville, Simmesport.

A Map of Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Avoyelles Parish, LA Courthouse

The Avoyelles Parish Courthouse is located in Marksville, Louisiana. There was records destruction in 1856? from Unkown causes. Learn More About State of Louisiana Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Avoyelles parish. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1808, Land Records from 1808, Probate Records from 1856 and Court Records from 1856. The Parish Clerk of Court performs the functions of more than one office. As the Recorder, the office of the Clerk of Court receives, files, records and indexes all mortgages, conveyances and all other instruments recorded in the Public Records for the Parish. The Clerk’s Office receives and files all pleadings, such as petitions, answers, motions and other filings in Civil and Probate matters, as well as indictments, bills of information and other filings in Criminal matters. Another function of the Clerk’s Office is the issuance of Marriage Licenses and recording their returns after the marriages are performed.

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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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