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Vernon Parish, Louisiana
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Vernon Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was Vernon Parish, LA Created?
Vernon Parish was established on March 30, 1871 from Natchitoches ParishRapides Parish and Sabine Parish. The parish was named for Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, the first U.S. President.

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

What counties are adjacent to Vernon Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Sabine ParishNatchitoches ParishRapides ParishAllen ParishBeauregard ParishNewton County, TX.

What cities and towns are in Vernon Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Leesville, Hornbeck, New Llano, Rosepine, Anacoco, Simpson.

Vernon Parish, LA Vital Records

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

Vernon Parish, LA Census Records

What Vernon Parish, LA census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Vernon Parish guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1880 (free index)1890 (fragment)19001910192019301940.

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

Vernon Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

Vernon Parish Courthouse

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

  • Vernon 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: 215 South 4th Street, Leesville, LA 71446
    • Phone: (337) 238-1384
    • Marriage Records: 1890
    • Land Records: 1871
    • Probate Records: 1871
    • Court Records: 1871
  • USGenWeb Archives for Vernon Parish
  • BLM Land Records

Vernon Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Vernon Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

Vernon Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

Vernon Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Vernon Parish LA General and History Websites

Vernon Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Vernon Parish LA Military Records