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{{Louisiana-stub}}''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] &gt; [[Louisiana|Louisiana]]&nbsp;&gt;&nbsp;Richland Parish'' <br>
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{{Infobox U.S. County
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| county = Richland Parish
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| adoption_sign = Adoption LAGenWeb
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| custom_text = <center>Parish Coordinator<br>'''[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish LAGenWeb]'''</center>
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| county_map = La-richland.png
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| state = Louisiana
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| state_map = Louisiana.png
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| founded year = 1868
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| founded date = September 29
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| seat wl = Rayville
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| building image = Richland Parish Courthouse.jpg
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| building address =708 Julia St.<br>Rayville, La. 71269
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}}  
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''[[United States]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Louisiana]]&nbsp; [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]&nbsp; [[Richland_Parish,_Louisiana|Richland Parish]]''  
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== Parish Courthouse  ==
 
== Parish Courthouse  ==
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[http://www.laclerksofcourt.org/Parishs/richlandparish.htm Richland Parish Courthouse]<br>108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;<br>Rayvillle, LA 71269<br>Phone: 318.728.4171 <br>
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Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate, <br>court and land records from 1869.<ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
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Richland parish was organized by an act of the state legislature in 1868, out of Ouachita, Franklin, Carroll and Morehouse parishes.
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Rayville was at once selected as the parish seat of justice, and a California plank house was immediately erected to serve for court purposes. This frame building was used for several years, until a substantial two-story brick building was completed. A strong, two-story brick jail also occupied a site beside the courthouse in courthouse square.
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The parish has an area of 578 square miles, nearly all of which is susceptible of cultivation, and the remainder is covered with a thick growth of valuable timber, comprising many varieties of oak, hickory, ash, cypress, red gum and many others.
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Rayville, Delhi, and Mangham are its only incorporated towns. Delhi and Rayville were incorporated under the act of the statelegislature of 1882.
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When Rayville was selected as the site for the seat of justice it was "in the timber." As the parish site it soon grew into a flourishing village and secured a charter of incorporation about 1884. It was visited by a very destructive fire in the fall of 1890, when one-half or more of the business portion of the town was consumed. Again, in 1891, it was visited by a similar&nbsp;disaster.
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The first newspaper published in Richland parish was the "Richland Beacon," established at Rayville about 1869 by Thomas J. Mangham. The first sheriff and clerk of the parish was&nbsp;A.J. Lidell and J. Newt Pitts, respectively.
  
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
 
==== Parent Parish  ====
  
*'''1868--'''Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]], Carroll (Old), [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana|Franklin]], and [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|Morehouse ]]Parishes. '''Parish seat:''' Rayville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
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*'''1868--'''Richland Parish was created 29 September 1868 from [[Ouachita Parish, Louisiana|Ouachita]], Carroll (Old), [[Franklin Parish, Louisiana|Franklin]], and [[Morehouse Parish, Louisiana|Morehouse ]]Parishes.<br>'''Parish seat:''' Rayville <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>
  
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
 
==== Boundary Changes  ====
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See an interactive map of Richland Parish [http://www.genealogyinc.com/louisiana/maps/ boundary changes].
  
 
==== Record Loss  ====
 
==== Record Loss  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
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*Alto, LA
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*Archibald, LA<br>
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*Delhi, LA
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*Dunn, LA
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*Holly Ridge, LA
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*Mangham, LA
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*Rayville, LA
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*Start, LA
  
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Parishes or Counties  ====
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== Resources  ==
 
== 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
  
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
 
==== Cemeteries  ====
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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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{{RAOGKcemetery}}&nbsp;
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| 1900= 11116
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| 1910= 15769
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| 1920= 20860
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| 1930= 26374
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| 1940= 28829
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| 1950= 26672
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| 1960= 23824
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| 1970= 21774
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| 1980= 22187
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| 1990= 20629
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| 2000= 20981
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| 2010= 20725
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| estref=<REF>{{cite web|url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/22/22083.html|title=Richland Parish Quickfacts|author=[[United States Census Bureau]]|accessdate=2008-02-02}}</REF>
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| footnote=Richland 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
  
 
==== Church  ====
 
==== Church  ====
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*[http://www.delhipres.com/ Delhi Presbyterian Church, Delhi, LA]
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*[http://www.fbcdelhi.com/ First Baptist Church, Delhi, LA]
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*[http://www.fbcrayville.org/ First Baptist Church, Rayville, LA]
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*[http://www.manghambaptist.org Mangham Baptist Church, Mangham, LA]
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*[http://www.startbaptistchurch.com/ Start Baptist Church, Start, LA]
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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
  
 
==== Court  ====
 
==== Court  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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[http://www.sos.louisiana.gov/tabid/69/Default.aspx Louisiana Museums]
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
==== Maps  ====
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*[http://usgwarchives.net/maps/ USGW Digital Map Collection]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; USGenWeb Project
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
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[http://www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/searchunit.aspx?type=4&state=Louisiana&B1=Search Louisiana Military History Online]
  
 
==== Newspapers  ====
 
==== Newspapers  ====
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*[http://www.richlandtoday.com/ Richland Beacon News, Rayville, LA]
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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>
  
 
==== Probate  ====
 
==== Probate  ====
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[[Louisiana Probate Records|Louisiana Probate Records]]&nbsp; ~&nbsp; information on.
  
 
==== Taxation  ====
 
==== Taxation  ====
  
 
==== Vital Records  ====
 
==== 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.
  
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
== Web Sites ==
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*[http://www1.youseemore.com/Richland/default.asp Richland Parish Library]
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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<br> ====
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*[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers]]
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{{RAOGKlibrary}}
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== Websites ==
  
*[http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=localitydetails&subject=193056&subject_disp=Louisiana%2C+Richland&columns=*,0,0 Family History Library Catalog]
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~larichla/home.html Richland Parish GenWeb]
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*[http://www.usgwarchives.net/la/richland.htm Richland Parish GenWeb Archives]
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*[http://richlandroots.blogspot.com/ RichlandRoots.com] - Personal Blog on Richland History
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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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*{{FHL|Louisiana%2C+Richland|subject|disp=Family History Library Catalog}}
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*[http://www.linkpendium.com/genealogy/USA/LA/RichlandP/ Richland Parish, Louisiana Genealogy and Family History] (Linkpendium)
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
 
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{{Louisiana|Louisiana}}
  
 
[[Category:Richland_Parish,_Louisiana]]
 
[[Category:Richland_Parish,_Louisiana]]

Revision as of 20:46, 12 October 2012

Richland Parish, Louisiana
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Map of Louisiana highlighting Richland Parish
Location in the state of Louisiana
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Facts
Founded September 29, 1868
County Seat Rayville
Courthouse
Richland Parish Courthouse.jpg
Address 708 Julia St.
Rayville, La. 71269
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United States  Gotoarrow.png  Louisiana  Gotoarrow.png  Richland Parish


Parish Courthouse

Richland Parish Courthouse
108 Courthouse Square; PO Box 119;
Rayvillle, LA 71269
Phone: 318.728.4171

Parish Clerk has marriage, divorce, probate,
court and land records from 1869.[1]

History

Richland parish was organized by an act of the state legislature in 1868, out of Ouachita, Franklin, Carroll and Morehouse parishes.

Rayville was at once selected as the parish seat of justice, and a California plank house was immediately erected to serve for court purposes. This frame building was used for several years, until a substantial two-story brick building was completed. A strong, two-story brick jail also occupied a site beside the courthouse in courthouse square.

The parish has an area of 578 square miles, nearly all of which is susceptible of cultivation, and the remainder is covered with a thick growth of valuable timber, comprising many varieties of oak, hickory, ash, cypress, red gum and many others.

Rayville, Delhi, and Mangham are its only incorporated towns. Delhi and Rayville were incorporated under the act of the statelegislature of 1882.

When Rayville was selected as the site for the seat of justice it was "in the timber." As the parish site it soon grew into a flourishing village and secured a charter of incorporation about 1884. It was visited by a very destructive fire in the fall of 1890, when one-half or more of the business portion of the town was consumed. Again, in 1891, it was visited by a similar disaster.

The first newspaper published in Richland parish was the "Richland Beacon," established at Rayville about 1869 by Thomas J. Mangham. The first sheriff and clerk of the parish was A.J. Lidell and J. Newt Pitts, respectively.

Parent Parish

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Richland Parish boundary changes.

Record Loss

Places / Localities

Populated Places

  • Alto, LA
  • Archibald, LA
  • Delhi, LA
  • Dunn, LA
  • Holly Ridge, LA
  • Mangham, LA
  • Rayville, LA
  • Start, LA

Neighboring Parishes or Counties

Resources

African American

Cemeteries





Census

Census Pop.
190011,116
191015,76941.9%
192020,86032.3%
193026,37426.4%
194028,8299.3%
195026,672−7.5%
196023,824−10.7%
197021,774−8.6%
198022,1871.9%
199020,629−7.0%
200020,9811.7%
201020,725−1.2%
Richland Parish Census Data[2]
















Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Louisiana Museums

Maps

Military

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

 

Websites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed., Richland Parish, Louisiana p 292 (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Handybook" defined multiple times with different content
  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.