Vernon Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Vernon Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 30, 1871 from Natchitoches Parish, Rapides Parish and Sabine Parish. The parish was named for Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, the first U.S. President. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Vernon Parish is bordered by Sabine Parish (northwest), Natchitoches Parish (north), Rapides Parish (east), Allen Parish (southeast), Beauregard Parish (south), Newton County, Texas (west).

Vernon Parish Cities and Towns include Leesville, Hornbeck, New Llano, Rosepine, Anacoco, Simpson.

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

Vernon Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Vernon Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Vernon Parish, LA Courthouse

The Vernon Parish Courthouse is located in Leesville, 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 Vernon 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.

  • Vernon Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1890, Land Records from 1871, Probate Records from 1871 and Court Records from 1871. 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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Vernon Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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