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Jackson Parish, Louisiana Facts

Jackson Parish

When was Jackson Parish, LA Created?
Jackson Parish was established on February 27, 1845 from Claiborne Parish, Ouachita Parish and Union Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

What is the Parish Seat of Jackson Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Jonesboro and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to Jackson Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Lincoln Parish (north), Ouachita Parish (northeast), Caldwell Parish (southeast), Winn Parish (south), Bienville Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Jackson Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Chatham, East Hodge, Eros, Hodge, Jonesboro, North Hodge, Quitman.

Jackson Parish, LA Vital Records

Where can find Jackson Parish Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Jackson 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 Jackson 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.

Jackson Parish, LA Census Records

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

Jackson Parish Slave Schedules can be found for 1850 & 1860. Jackson Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Jackson 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

Jackson Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Jackson Parish Courthouse

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

  • Jackson 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 Jimmie Davis Blvd., Jonesboro, LA 71251
    • Phone: (318) 259-2424 
    • Marriage Records: 1880
    • Land Records: 1880
    • Probate Records: 1880 
    • Court Records: 1880
  • USGenWeb Archives for Jackson Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Jackson Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

What other genealogical resources are available in Jackson Parish, LA?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Jackson 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.

Jackson Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Jackson Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Jackson Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Jackson Parish LA General and History Websites

Jackson Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Jackson Parish LA Military Records

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