East Feliciana Parish

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East Feliciana

East Feliciana Parish is named for Felicite de Galvez, who was the wife of Bernardo de Galvez a Spanish governor of the Louisiana Territory.


Created:  February 17, 1824 

Parish Seat: 

Clinton  1824 – present


Parish Courthouse – Clinton  


Location:  12305 Saint Helena Street / Bank Street

Built:  1840 – 1841

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  J S Savage

Contractor:  Lafayette Saunders


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Clinton and has high white colored Doric columns around each side supporting the overhanging roof. There is a small balcony above the south entrance. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with black colored roof. The main entrance is on the west side with interior stairs ascending on the west side to the the courtroom which is located on the east side of the second story. In 2011, the building was renovated. The architect was John Milner Associates of Alexandria, Virginia and the contractor was Cangeiosi Ward Contractors LLC of Baton Rouge. On the west side is the one story red colored brick office.


Note:  The cost of construction of the courthouse was $23,000. Other old courthouses are located in Claiborne Parish, Lafourche Parish and Saint Martin Parish.


Old Feliciana Parish Courthouse – Jackson




Location:  1752 High Street / College Street

Built:  1816 – 1817

Style:  Federal

Architect:  James Turner

Contractor:  David Fluker


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds on a bluff above the downtown of Jackson. The front has a wide porch with four white colored pillars. The roof is hipped. The building is now a tourist information center.


Note:  The original building was two stories and was reduced to one story after a disastrous fire in 1876. The porch was added in 1963. The building served as the courthouse for the Feliciana Parish until 1824, when the Parish was divided into East and West Feliciana. The land was donated by James Ficklin and John Horton in 1815.



N – Wilkinson County, Mississippi and Amite County, Mississippi

E – Saint Helena Parish

S – East Baton Rouge Parish and West Baton Rouge Parish

W – West Feliciana Parish





Parish Courthouse – Clinton






















Old Felicana Parish Courthouse – Jackson
















Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019