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== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.lpclerk.com/ Lafayette Parish Courthouse]<br>PO Box 4508<br>Lafayette, LA 70502-4508<br>Phone: 337.291.6400&nbsp;<br><br>Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1823.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., LaFayette Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
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See an interactive map of Lafayette Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].
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See an interactive map of Lafayette Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].  
  
 
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*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
 
*[http://usgwtombstones.org/louisiana/louisian.html FindaGrave.com]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; cemetery records with search by cemetery, by surname
  
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*[http://www.billiongraves.com/pages/cemetery/cemetery.php?cemetery_id=45217 St. John's Cemetery, Lafayette] BillionGraves
 
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====== Civil War Battle  ======
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Lafayette Parish.
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*April 17, 1863 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la008.htm Vermillion Bayou]<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/la008.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 8 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/LAmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.
  
 
[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]  
 
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[https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Louisiana_Probate_Records Louisiana Probate Records]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:05, 3 January 2013

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Lafayette Parish, Louisiana
Map
Map of Louisiana highlighting Lafayette Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the U.S.
Facts
Founded January 17, 1852
County Seat Lafayette
Courthouse
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Website: www.lafayetteparishclerk.com
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Parish Courthouse

Lafayette Parish Courthouse
PO Box 4508
Lafayette, LA 70502-4508
Phone: 337.291.6400 

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1823.[1]

History

Parent Parish

  • 1823--Lafayette Parish was created 17 January 1823 from St. Martin and Attakapas, Discontinued 17 Apr 1811, Parishes.
    Parish seat: Lafayette [1]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Lafayette Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American


Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries:


Census

Census Pop.
190022,825
191028,73325.9%
192030,8417.3%
193038,82725.9%
194043,94113.2%
195057,74331.4%
196084,65646.6%
1970109,71629.6%
1980150,01736.7%
1990164,7629.8%
2000190,50315.6%
Est. 2008211,000[2]10.8%
Lafayette Parish Census Data[3]

















Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Lafayette Parish.

Map showing Civil War battles in Louisiana.

Louisiana Military History Online

Newspapers

  





Probate

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., LaFayette Parish, Louisiana p 291 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  2. United States Census Bureau. "Lafayette Parish Quickfacts". http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22055.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. 
  4. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 8 August, 2012)