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Acadia Parish, Louisiana
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Acadia Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Acadia Parish, LA Created?
Acadia Parish was established on June 30, 1886 from St. Landry Parish. The parish was named for the Acadias who settled the area.

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

What counties are adjacent to Acadia Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Evangeline ParishSt. Landry ParishLafayette ParishVermilion ParishJefferson Davis Parish.

What cities and towns are in Acadia Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Church Point, Crowley, Duson, Estherwood, Eunice, Iota, Mermentau, Morse, Rayne.

Acadia Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Acadia Parish, LA Census Records

What Acadia Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Acadia Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

Acadia 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

Acadia Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Acadia Parish Courthouse

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

  • Acadia 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: 500 NE Court Circle, Crowley, LA 70526
    • Phone: (337) 788-8881
    • Marriage Records: 1886
    • Land Records: 1886
    • Probate Records: 1886
    • Court Records: 1886
  • USGenWeb Archives for Acadia Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Acadia Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Acadia Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Acadia Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Acadia Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Acadia Parish LA General and History Websites

Acadia Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Acadia Parish LA Military Records