Franklin Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Franklin Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 1, 1843 from Catahoula Parish, Ouachita Parish and Madison Parish. The parish was named in honor of Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Franklin Parish is bordered by Richland Parish (north), Madison Parish (northeast), Tensas Parish (southeast), Catahoula Parish (south), Caldwell Parish (west).

Franklin Parish Cities and Towns include Baskin, Gilbert, Winnsboro, Wisner.

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

Franklin Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Franklin Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Franklin Parish, LA Courthouse

The Franklin Parish Courthouse is located in Winnsboro, 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 Franklin 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.

  • Franklin Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1843, Land Records from 1843, Probate Records from 1843 and Court Records from 1843. 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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