Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide2016-06-27T01:39:39+00:00

Jackson Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

Jackson Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on February 27, 1845 from Claiborne Parish, Ouachita Parish and Union Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. President Andrew Jackson. Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

Jackson Parish is bordered by Lincoln Parish (north), Ouachita Parish (northeast), Caldwell Parish (southeast), Winn Parish (south), Bienville Parish (west).

Jackson Parish Cities and Towns include Chatham, East Hodge, Eros, Hodge, Jonesboro, North Hodge, Quitman.

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

Jackson Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

Jackson Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
Jackson Parish, LA Courthouse

The Jackson Parish Courthouse is located in Jonesboro, Louisiana. A courthouse fire in Vernon, before the parish seat was moved to Jonesboro, destroyed most of the records prior to then. The first courthouse, built in Jonesboro in 1912, was almost completely destroyed by an explosion. Fortunately few, if any, of our records were destroyed. 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 Jackson 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.

  • Jackson Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1880, Land Records from 1880, Probate Records from 1880 and Court Records from 1880. 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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Jackson Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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