West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide2016-06-27T01:57:40+00:00

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Genealogy Guide

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana (Map It) was created on March 31, 1807 from Iberville County, Louisiana Territory as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named for the french phrase bâton rouge meaning red stick. A red stick was used by local Native Americans to mark the boundaries between tribal territories . Learn More About State of Louisiana History.

West Baton Rouge Parish is bordered by West Feliciana Parish (north), East Baton Rouge Parish (east), Iberville Parish (southwest), Pointe Coupee Parish (northwest).

West Baton Rouge Parish Cities and Towns include Addis, Brusly, Port Allen.

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

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Courthouse Records

West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Courthouse
West Baton Rouge Parish, LA Courthouse

The West Baton Rouge Parish Courthouse is located in Port Allen, 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 West Baton Rouge 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.

  • West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court has Marriage Records from 1793, Land Records from 1800s, Probate Records from 1800s and Court Records from 1800s. 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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West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana Vital Records

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