Red River Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Red River Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 2, 1871 from Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, Bienville Parish, DeSoto Parish and Natchitoches Parish. The parish was named for the Red River, which is part of the Mississippi River watershed. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Red River Parish is bordered by Caddo Parish (northwest), Bossier Parish (north), Bienville Parish (northeast), Natchitoches Parish (southeast), De Soto Parish (west).

Red River Parish Cities and Towns include Coushatta, Edgefield, Hall Summit, Martin.

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

Red River Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Red River Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Red River Parish, LA Courthouse

The Red River Parish Courthouse is located in Coushatta, 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 Red River 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.

  • Red River Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1871, Land Records from 1871, Probate Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1904. 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.

Red River Parish, Louisiana Census Records

Red River Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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Red River Parish, Louisiana External Links

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