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West Carroll Parish, Louisiana
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West Carroll Parish, Louisiana Facts

When was West Carroll Parish, LA Created?
West Carroll Parish was established on March 28, 1877 from Carroll (Old) Parish (Carroll (Old) Parish was formed March 14, 1832, out of the northern part of the original Concordia Parish). The parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last surviving signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.

What is the Parish Seat of West Carroll Parish, LA?
The Parish Seat is located in  Oak Grove and the parish government website is

What counties are adjacent to West Carroll Parish, LA?
Bordering Parishes are Chicot County, AR, East Carroll ParishRichland ParishMorehouse Parish.

What cities and towns are in West Carroll Parish, LA?
Cities and towns located in the Parish include Epps, Forest, Kilbourne, Oak Grove, Pioneer.

West Carroll Parish, LA Vital Records

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

West Carroll Parish, LA Census Records

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

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

West Carroll Parish, LA Courthouse and Government Records

West Carroll Parish Courthouse

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

  • West Carroll 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: ?305 East Main Street, Room 101, Oak Grove, LA 71263
    • Phone: (318) 428-3281
    • Marriage Records: 1877
    • Land Records: 1833
    • Probate Records: 1850
    • Court Records: 1898
  • USGenWeb Archives for West Carroll Parish
  • BLM Land Records

West Carroll Parish, LA Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

West Carroll Parish LA Books, Newspapers & Publications

West Carroll Parish LA Cemeteries & Graveyards

West Carroll Parish LA Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

West Carroll Parish LA General and History Websites

West Carroll Parish LA Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

West Carroll Parish LA Military Records