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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  Avoyelles Parish

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

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Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana
Map of Louisiana highlighting Avoyelles Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Founded March 31, 1807
County Seat Marksville
Address 312 North Main Street
Marksville, la 71351-2450
(318) 253-75230
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Parish Courthouse

Avoyelles Parish Courthouse
312 N Main Street
Marksville, LA 71351
Phone: 318.253.9208

Parish Clerk has marriage and land records from 1908,
probate records from 1925, court records from 1929,
divorce records from 1939 and military records from 1886 .[1]


Parent Parish

1807--Avoyelles Parish was created 31 March 1807 as an original parish.
Parish seat: Marksville [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Avoyelles Parish boundary changes. (map also shows parish boundaries for census years)

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties



African American


Individual cemeteries:





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



Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battles were fought in Avoyelles Parish.

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.

Louisiana Military History Online




Louisiana Probate Records  ~  information on.


Vital Records

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

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers


Web Sites


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana p. 289 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)