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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Marksville. The west front has a large porch with six large columns rising to a wide stone header at the top of the second story. There are three doorways framed with stone. The roof line is flat. The courtrooms are located on the second story. The building was renovated from 1976 to 1978.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a two room structure built in 1807. The second courthouse was a two story frame structure erected in 1837. The third courthouse was built in 1856. An addition was constructed by Masters Couvillion and C D Stewart in 1894. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1927 at a cost of $212,950.

 

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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Parish Courthouse – Marksville

 

 

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Picture 1837 Parish Courthouse

 

 

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Picture 1894 Parish Courthouse

Photos taken 2011 and 2019