East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on December 22, 1810 from Feliciana County and Spanish West Florida Territory. The parish was named for the french phrase bâton rouge meaning red stick. A red stick was used by local Native Americans to mark the boundaries between tribal territories . Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

East Baton Rouge Parish is bordered by East Feliciana Parish (north), West Feliciana Parish (northwest), West Baton Rouge Parish (west), Iberville Parish (south), Ascension Parish (southeast), Livingston Parish (east), St. Helena Parish (northeast).

East Baton Rouge Parish Cities and Towns include Baker, Baton Rouge, Greenwell Springs, Pride, Zachary.

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

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
East Baton Rouge Parish, LA Courthouse

The East Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 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 East Baton Rouge 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.

  • East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1840, Land Records from 1782, Probate Records from 1782 and Court Records from 1782. 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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