Bossier Parish is named for Pierre Bossier, who was a state senator and United States Representative from Natchitoches Parish.
Created: February 24, 1843
Benton 1843 – present
Parish Courthouse – Benton
Location: 204 Burt Boulevard / Benton Road
Built: 1970 – 1972
Architect: Merideth & Kelly
Contractor: J P McMichael Construction Company
Description: The building faces south and is a five story buff colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The south front has a central recessed entrance on the first story. The middle stories have long vertical adjoining windows. The top story has square windows. The roof line is flat. On the west side is the new addition built in 2003 and completed in 2007. The architect was Alliance Incorporated and HDR Architects, Inc. and the contractor was Walton Construction.
Note: The previous courthouse was built in 1893.
N – Lafayette County, Arkansas
W – Caddo Parish
Photos taken 2010