Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 as one of the original 19 parishes. (originally created on April 10, 1805 as Pointe Coupee County, Louisana Territory as one of the original 12 counties). The parish was named for the French phrase la pointe coupée or in English, the cut-off point, which refers to a bend in the Mississippi River. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Pointe Coupee Parish is bordered by Concordia Parish (north), West Feliciana Parish (northeast), West Baton Rouge Parish (east), Iberville Parish (south), St. Martin Parish (southwest), St. Landry Parish (west), Avoyelles Parish (northwest) .

Pointe Coupee Parish Cities and Towns include Fordoche, Livonia, Morganza, New Roads.

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

Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Pointe Coupee Parish, LA Courthouse

The Pointe Coupee Parish Courthouse is located in New Roads, 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 Pointe Coupee 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.

  • Pointe Coupee Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1735, Land Records from 1780, Probate Records from 1780 and Court Records from 1780. 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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