Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on February 27, 1873 from Bienville Parish, Jackson Parish, Union Parish and Claiborne Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Lincoln Parish is bordered by Union Parish (north), Ouachita Parish (east), Jackson Parish (south), Bienville Parish (southwest), Claiborne Parish (northwest).

Lincoln Parish Cities and Towns include Choudrant, Downsville, Dubach, Grambling, Ruston, Simsboro, Vienna.

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

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Lincoln Parish, LA Courthouse

The Lincoln Parish Courthouse is located in Ruston, 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 Lincoln 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.

  • Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1873, Land Records from 1873, Probate Records from 1873 and Court Records from 1873. 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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Lincoln Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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