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Red River Parish, Louisiana
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Red River Parish, Louisiana Facts

RedRiver Parish

When was Red River Parish, LA Created?
Red River Parish was established on March 2, 1871 from Caddo Parish, Bossier Parish, Bienville Parish, DeSoto Parish and Natchitoches Parish. The parish was named for the Red River, which is part of the Mississippi River watershed.

What is the Parish Seat of Red River Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Coushatta and the parish government website is unknown

What counties are adjacent to Red River Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Caddo Parish (northwest), Bossier Parish (north), Bienville Parish (northeast), Natchitoches Parish (southeast), De Soto Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Red River Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Coushatta, Edgefield, Hall Summit, Martin.

Red River Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Red River Parish, LA Census Records

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

Red River Parish Mortality Schedules can be obtained for 1880. Red River Parish Industry and Agriculture can be acquired for 1880. Red River 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

Red River Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Red River Parish Courthouse

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

  • Red River 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: 615 Carrol Street, Coushatta, LA 71019
    • Phone: (318) 932-6741
    • Marriage Records: 1871
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1871 
    • Court Records: 1904 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Red River Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Red River Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Red River Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Red River Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Red River Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Red River Parish LA General and History Websites

Red River Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Red River Parish LA Military Records

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