St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

St. Landry Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 from Opelousas County as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named for Saint Landry. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

St. Landry Parish is bordered by Avoyelles Parish (north), Pointe Coupee Parish (east), St. Martin Parish (southeast), Lafayette Parish (south), Acadia Parish (southwest), Evangeline Parish (northwest).

St. Landry Parish Cities and Towns include Eunice, Opelousas, Arnaudville, Cankton, Grand Coteau, Krotz Springs, Leonville, Melville, Palmetto, Port Barre, Sunset, Washington.

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

St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
St. Landry Parish, LA Courthouse

The St. Landry Parish Courthouse is located in Opelousas, 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 St. Landry 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.

  • St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1756, Land Records from 1760s, Probate Records from 1760s and Court Records from 1760s. 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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