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 About Livingston Parish...

Livingston Parish was originally part of the Florida Parishes. The parish was created on February 10, 1832, when the state Legislature split St. Helena Parish in two. Historians differ as to which one the parish was named in honor of, either Robert or Edward Livingston. Clark Forrest, Jr., in his article entitled "Various Locations of the Livingston Parish Courthouse,"submits that the parish is named in honor of Edward Livingston.

In 1832 the Livingston Parish Courthouse origianaly was thought to be in Van Buren, on the east bank of the Tickfaw River. Then in 1835 the Courthouse was moved to Springfield where it stayed until 1869. In 1869, the parish lost territory when Tangipahoa Parish was created. As a result of this the Courthouse was then relocated to Port Vincent in 1871. In 1881 the Courthouse was moved again to Centerville where it stayed until 1941. In 1941 the town of Livingston was approved as the fifth and final courthouse site. It later gained additional land when Maurepas Island was made part of the parish.

The geographical landscape of the parish varies from rolling terrain covered by slash pine and hardwood forests in the northern part to rich cypress forests and marshes that border on Lake Maurepas and the Amite River in the southern end.

The parish has a total area of 703 square miles, of which 648 square miles is land and 55 square miles (7.80%) is water. The population recorded in the 1900 Federal Census was 8,100. The 2010 census recorded 128,026 residents in the Parish.

Neigboring parishes are St. Helena Parish (north), Tangipahoa Parish (east), St. John the Baptist Parish (southeast), Ascension Parish (southwest), and East Baton Rouge Parish (west). Communities in the parish include Albany, Colyell, Denham Springs, French Settlement, Holden, Killian, Livingston, Maurepas, Port Vincent, Satsuma, Springfield, Walker, and Watson.

 

 

 

 Livingston Parish Records


Birth Records - The Louisiana State office maintains records for 100 years after the date of birth. Birth records are considered confidential for the first 100 years. For current information on who may obtain a birth record as well as how to submit a request visit the Office of Public Health, Vital Records Registry website or write to them at PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160.

Birth records older than 100 years are available through the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. (225) 922-1000.

 

Death Records - The Louisiana State office maintains records for 100 years after the date of death. Death records are considered confidential for the first 100 years. For current information on who may obtain a death record as well as how to submit a request visit the Office of Public Health, Vital Records Registry website or write to them at PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160.

Death records older than 100 years are available through the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. (225) 922-1000.

 

Marriage Records - For current information on how to submit a request for a certified copy of an Orleans Parish marriage record less than 50 years old, see the Louisiana Office of Public Health Director, Vital Records and Statistics website or write to PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160.

Certified copies for the parish are issued by Clerk of Court. For the address of the parish Clerk of Court visit the Livingston Parish Important Addresses page.

Marriage records over 50 years are stored by the Louisiana State Archives, 3851 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge, LA 70809. (225) 922-1000.

 

Divorce Records - To obtain current information on how to submit a request for a certified copy of divorce records contact the Clerk of Court. For the address of the parish Clerk of Court visit the Livingston Parish Important Addresses page.