Winn Parish, Louisiana

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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Winn Parish
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lawinn/ Winn Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = La-winn.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| founded year = 1852
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| founded date = February 24
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| seat wl = Winnfield
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| building image = LAWinncourthouse.jpg
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| building address =119 West Main St.<br>Winnfield, LA 71483
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''[[United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Louisiana]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Winn_Parish,_Louisiana|Winn Parish]]''
  
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[http://publicrecords.onlinesearches.com/LA_Winn.htm Winn Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 951<br>Winnfield, LA 71483-0951<br>Phone: 318.628.3515&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1886.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Winn Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
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== History  ==
  
[[Category:Winn, Louisiana]]
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==== Parent Parish  ====
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*'''1852--'''Winn Parish was created 24 February 1852 from [[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]], [[Catahoula Parish, Louisiana|Catahoula]], and [[Rapides Parish, Louisiana|Rapides]] Parishes. <br>'''Parish seat:''' Winnfield <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Winn Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].
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==== Record Loss  ====
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'''COURTHOUSE DAMAGED $15,000'''
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Two-Story Building at Winfield, La., Practically Destroyed.
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Special to the News.
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Shreveport, La., Jan. 18.---Losses estimated at approximately $15,000, practically covered by insurance, were sustained early today when fire, due to an overheated flue, almost destroyed the Winn Parish courthouse, at Winnfield, La. The records of the Sheriff and Clerk, which were in a vault, were saved, but the offices of the Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Education and petit jurors, together with the courtroom, were destroyed, with contents, including valuable papers.
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The building was a two-story structure built twenty-one years ago. It will be replaced as soon as details are arranged.
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Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 19 Jan 1917 <br>(source:[http://www3.gendisasters.com/louisiana/7029/winnfield-la-winn-parish-court-house-fire-jan-1917 ''GenDisasters''])
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== Places / Localities  ==
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==== Populated Places  ====
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==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
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*[[Bienville Parish, Louisiana|Bienville]]
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*[[Caldwell Parish, Louisiana|Caldwell]]
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*[[Grant Parish, Louisiana|Grant]]
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*[[Jackson Parish, Louisiana|Jackson]]
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*[[LaSalle Parish, Louisiana|LaSalle]]
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*[[Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana|Natchitoches]]
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== Resources  ==
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==== African American  ====
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/louisiana/index.htm Louisiana African American Griots Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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*[http://www.afrigeneas.com/ Afrigeneas] - African Ancestored Genealogy
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==== Cemeteries  ====
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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html LA Tombstone Transcription Project]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; partial records and photos&nbsp; ~ &nbsp;USGenWeb Archives Project
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/la/index.htm Interment.net]&nbsp; ~&nbsp;LA cemetery records by county&nbsp;
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/la/ African American Cemeteries]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by county&nbsp;
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
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==== Census  ====
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| 1890=
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| 1900= 9648
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| 1910= 18357
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| 1920= 16119
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| 1930= 14766
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| 1940= 16923
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| 1950= 16119
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| 1960= 16034
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| 1970= 16369
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| 1980= 17253
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| 1990= 16269
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| 2000= 16894
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| 2010= 15313
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| footnote=Winn Parish Census Data<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/la190090.txt|title=Louisiana Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</ref>
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/census/cen_l.htm Louisiana Census Images]&nbsp;&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Census Images Project
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==== Church  ====
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*[http://bayougenealogy.com/lalink.html Louisiana Historical Church Information&nbsp;]
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*[http://www.churchangel.com/louisiana.htm Directory of Churches in Louisiana]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; by city&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Church Angel
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==== Court  ====
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==== Land  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
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==== Maps  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
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==== Military  ====
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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
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==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.usnpl.com/lanews.php Louisiana Newspaper List]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; listing by name/parish&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USNPL
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*[http://www.newslink.org/lanews.html Louisiana Newspaper&nbsp;] ~&nbsp; listing&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Newslink
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{{RAOGKobituary}}&nbsp;<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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==== Probate  ====
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[[Louisiana_Probate_Records}|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
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==== Taxation  ====
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==== Vital Records  ====
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[http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?id=252 Louisiana Records and Statistics Information]&nbsp; ~ where and how to order information.
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Society]
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*[http://www.lahistory.org/ Louisiana Historical Association]
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==== Family History Centers  ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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*[[Winnfield Louisiana Family History Center]]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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== Web Sites  ==
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*[http://lagenweb.net LAGenWeb]&nbsp; -&nbsp; Louisiana State Records
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*[http://usgenweb.org USGenWeb]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; Records, Maps, Archives and Other Projects
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/la/lafiles.htm Louisiana Archives]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Archives Project
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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Winn|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/WinnP/ Winn Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
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== References  ==
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[[Category:Winn_Parish,_Louisiana]]

Revision as of 00:17, 12 December 2012

Winn Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Winn Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded February 24, 1852
County Seat Winnfield
Courthouse
LAWinncourthouse.jpg
Address 119 West Main St.
Winnfield, LA 71483
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United States Gotoarrow.png Louisiana Gotoarrow.png Winn Parish

Winn Parish Courthouse
PO Box 951
Winnfield, LA 71483-0951
Phone: 318.628.3515 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1886.[1]

Contents

History

Parent Parish

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Winn Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

COURTHOUSE DAMAGED $15,000

Two-Story Building at Winfield, La., Practically Destroyed.

Special to the News.

Shreveport, La., Jan. 18.---Losses estimated at approximately $15,000, practically covered by insurance, were sustained early today when fire, due to an overheated flue, almost destroyed the Winn Parish courthouse, at Winnfield, La. The records of the Sheriff and Clerk, which were in a vault, were saved, but the offices of the Assessor, Treasurer, Superintendent of Education and petit jurors, together with the courtroom, were destroyed, with contents, including valuable papers.

The building was a two-story structure built twenty-one years ago. It will be replaced as soon as details are arranged.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 19 Jan 1917
(source:GenDisasters)

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries

 

Census

Census Pop.
19009,648
191018,35790.3%
192016,119−12.2%
193014,766−8.4%
194016,92314.6%
195016,119−4.8%
196016,034−0.5%
197016,3692.1%
198017,2535.4%
199016,269−5.7%
200016,8943.8%
201015,313−9.4%
Winn Parish Census Data[2]

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

  





Probate

[[Louisiana_Probate_Records}|Louisiana Probate Records]]  ~  information on.

Taxation

Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

 

Web Sites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Winn Parish, Louisiana p 293 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. 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.