Avoyelles Parish

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Avoyelles

Avoyelles Parish is named for the Avoyel Native American people.

 

Created:  March 31, 1807

Parish Seat: 

Marksville  1807 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Marksville  

 

Location:  301 North Main Street / Mark Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Herman J Duncan

Contractor:  Caldwell Brothers

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has a large porch with six large columns rising to a wide stone header at the top of the third story. There are three doorways framed with stone. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated from 1976 to 1978.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Emile Weil and constructed by C D Stewart in 1912.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Rapides Parish, La Salle Parish and Catahoula Parish

E – Concordia Parish and Pointe Coupee Parish 

S – Saint Landry Parish

W – Evangeline Parish and Rapides Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011