Acadia Parish, Louisiana Genealogy

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Guide to Acadia Parish Louisiana genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded June 30, 1886
County Seat Crowley
Address 425 North Parkerson Avenue

Crowley, LA 70526

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Parish Courthouse

Acadia Parish Courthouse
PO Box 922
Crowley, LA 70527-0922
Phone: 337-788-8881

Parish Clerk of Court has records of marriages, divorces, wills, land, civil, and criminal law suits from 1886.[1]

Historical Facts

Acadia Parish was created 30 June 1886 from St. Landry Parish after an election to determine the parish seat, ending when Crowley beat Rayne and Prairie Hayes.

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Acadia Parish showing boundary changes.

Record Loss

Parish Places & Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes

Records and Resources


African American


Acadia Parish Cemeteries
Louisiana Cemeteries


Church Records

Land and Property

Land and property records can place an ancestor in a particular location, provide economic information, and reveal family relationships. Land records include: deeds, abstracts and indexes, mortgages, leases, grants and land patents.

See Louisiana Land and Property for additional information about early Louisiana land ownership. After land was transferred to private ownership, subsequent transactions were usually recorded at the county courthouse where records are also currently housed.

Local Histories

Louisiana Museums



Louisiana Military History Online



Probate Records

Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.


Vital Records

Vital Records consist of births, adoptions, marriages, divorces, and deaths recorded on registers, certificates, and documents.

Louisiana statewide registration of birth and death records began in 1911. Births and deaths are kept by the Louisiana Vital Records Registry. Marriages were recorded by each parish, and the records are at the parish clerk of court office. See also How to order Louisiana Vital Records or order electronically online.

See Louisiana Vital Records for more information on getting Louisiana records.

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


County Courthouse

Public Libraries


Family History Centers



Websites - Acadia Parish

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  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed.Acadia Parish, Louisiana p 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).