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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Facts

Avoyelles Parish

When was Avoyelles Parish, LA Created?
Avoyelles Parish was established on March 31, 1807 from Rapides (old) County, Louisiana Territory, as one of the original 19 parishes. The parish was named for the Avoyel Native American people .

What is the Parish Seat of Avoyelles Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Marksville and the parish government website is louisiana.gov/Government/Parish_Avoyelles/

What counties are adjacent to Avoyelles Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are La Salle Parish (north, Catahoula Parish (north), Concordia Parish (northeast), West Feliciana Parish (east), Pointe Coupee Parish (southeast), St. Landry Parish (south), Evangeline Parish (southwest), Rapides Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Avoyelles Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Bordelonville, Bunkie, Center Point, Cottonport, Evergreen, Hessmer, Mansura, Marksville, Moreauville, Plaucheville, Simmesport.

Avoyelles Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find Avoyelles Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Avoyelles Parish vital records can be found at the Louisiana Office of Vital Records which has copies of birth and death records since July 1914. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Louisiana for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Avoyelles Parish Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Louisiana Birth or Death Certificate Application to mail.

The Louisiana State Archives has Birth Records that occurred in Louisiana more than 100 years from the end of the current calendar year. It also has Death Records that occurred in Louisiana more than 50 years from the end of the current calendar year.

Avoyelles Parish, LA Census Records

What Avoyelles Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Avoyelles Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Avoyelles Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. Avoyelles Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Avoyelles Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Avoyelles Parish Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can get free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Louisiana Census Records Research Guide

Avoyelles Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records


Avoyelles Parish Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Avoyelles Parish Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Avoyelles Parish. The years listed below are the first noted records with this parish. See Also Louisiana Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Avoyelles 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.
    • Address: 301 North Main Street, Marksville, LA 71351
    • Phone: (318) 253-7523
    • Marriage Records: 1808
    • Land Records: 1808
    • Probate Records: 1856 
    • Court Records: 1856 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Avoyelles Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Avoyelles Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Avoyelles Parish, LA?
A list of Avoyelles Parish Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Louisiana Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Avoyelles Parish, LA Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Avoyelles Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Avoyelles Parish. Many of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Commercial Sites, Personal Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some have to have a payment. This is merely a listing which has been gathered or submitted. I do not recommend or promote one genealogy site above another.

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