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Washington Parish

When was Washington Parish, LA Created?
Washington Parish was established on March 6, 1819 from St. Tammy Parish. The parish was named in honor of U.S. President George Washington.

What is the Parish Seat of Washington Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in Franklinton and the parish government website is www.wpgov.org/

What counties are adjacent to Washington Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Pike County, MS (northwest), Walthall County, MS (north), Marion County, MS (northeast), Pearl River County, MS (east), St. Tammany Parish (south), Tangipahoa Parish (west).

What cities and towns are in Washington Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Angie, Bogalusa, Mount Hermon, Franklinton, Varnado.

Washington Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Washington Parish, LA Census Records

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

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

Washington Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records


Washington Parish Courthouse

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

  • Washington 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: Courthouse Building, Corner of Washington & Main Street, Franklinton, LA 70438
    • Phone: (985) 839-4663
    • Marriage Records: 1897
    • Land Records: 1897
    • Probate Records: 1897 
    • Court Records: 1897 
  • USGenWeb Archives for Washington Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Washington Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Washington Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Washington Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Washington Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Washington Parish LA General and History Websites

Washington Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Washington Parish LA Military Records

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