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Washington Parish, Louisiana
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Founded March 6, 1819
County Seat Franklinton
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Address Corner of Washington and Main Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
Website: www.wpgov.org
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Contents

Parish Courthouse

Washington Parish Courthouse
Courthouse
Franklinton, LA 70438
Phone: 985.839.4663 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court
and land records from 1897.[1]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1819--Washington Parish was created 6 March 1819 from St. Tammany Parish.
    Parish seat: Franklinton [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Washington Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Census Pop.
19009,628
191018,88696.2%
192024,16427.9%
193029,90423.8%
194034,44315.2%
195038,37111.4%
196044,01514.7%
197041,987−4.6%
198044,2075.3%
199043,185−2.3%
200043,9261.7%
Est. 200644,750[2]1.9%
Washington Parish Census Data[3]

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Photographs

Photos of Families, Buildings, Catalogs, etc. - LAGenWeb

Franklin Centennial (1861-1961) Scrapbook - LAGenWeb
Washington Parish Fair - LAGenWeb
Washington Parish Free Fair Catalogs - LAGenWeb

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Louisiana Records and Statistics Information  ~ where and how to order information.

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

Wikipedia
Wikipedia has more about this subject: Washington Parish, Louisiana

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Washington Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. United States Census Bureau. "Washington Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22117.html. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 
  3. United States Census Bureau. "Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt. Retrieved 2008-02-02. 

 

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