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Caldwell Parish, Louisiana
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Caldwell Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Caldwell Parish, LA Created?
Caldwell Parish was established on March 6, 1838 from Catahoula Parish and Ouachita Parish. The parish was named for the Caldwell family, which owned a large plantation and remains politically active in the state.

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

What counties are adjacent to Caldwell Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Ouachita ParishRichland ParishFranklin ParishCatahoula ParishLa Salle ParishWinn ParishJackson Parish .

What cities and towns are in Caldwell Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Clarks, Columbia, Grayson.

Caldwell Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Caldwell Parish, LA Census Records

What Caldwell Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Caldwell Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 18401850186018701880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Caldwell Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Caldwell Parish Courthouse

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

  • Caldwell 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: 201 Main Street, Suite 1, Columbia, LA 71418
    • Phone: (318) 649-2272
    • Marriage Records: 1838
    • Land Records: 1838
    • Probate Records: 1838
    • Court Records: 1838
  • USGenWeb Archives for Caldwell Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Caldwell Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Caldwell Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Caldwell Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Caldwell Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Caldwell Parish LA General and History Websites

Caldwell Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Caldwell Parish LA Military Records