Louisiana became the 18th state on April 8, 1812. Baton Rouge is the state capital. There are currently 64 parishes ( counties ) each with a courthouse.
Click on a parish below to learn more:
Louisiana First Court of Appeal - Baton Rouge
Louisiana Second Court of Appeal - Shreveport
Louisiana Third Court of Appeal – Lake Charles
Louisiana Fourth Court of Appeal - New Orleans
Louisiana Fifth Court of Appeal – Gretna
Highest Point – Driskall Mountain ( 535 feet ) is located in Bienville Parish.
Lowest Point – New Orleans ( -5 feet ) is located in Orleans Parish.
State Capitol – Baton Rouge
Old State Capitol – Baton Rouge
Governor Mansion – Baton Rouge
Old Governor Mansion – Baton Rouge