Claiborne Parish

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Claiborne

Claiborne Parish is named for William C C Claiborne, who was the first governor of Louisiana from 1812 to 1816.

 

Created:  March 13. 1828

Parish Seat: 

Homer  1828 – present

 

Parish Courthouse – Homer  

 

Location:  514 West Main Street / South Main Street

Built:  1860 – 1861

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  W C Crutcher

Contractor:  W C Crutcher

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick structure. Each side has six high white columns supporting the overhanging roof. Each entrance has a small balcony above on the second story. On the center of the roof is a high white colored octagonal cupola with white colored dome and weather vane.

 

Note:  Other old courthouses are located in East Feliciana Parish, Lafourche Parish and Saint Martin Parish.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Columbia County, Arkansas and Union County, Arkansas

E – Union Parish and Lincoln Parish

S – Bienville Parish

W – Webster Parish

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011