Madison Parish

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Madison County is named for James Madison, who was the fourth President of the United States of America.


Created:  January 19, 1838

Parish Seat  :        

Tallulah  1838 – present


Parish Courthouse – Tallulah 


Location:  100 North Cedar Street / East Green Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Colonial Revival

Architect:  J W Smith and Associates

Contractor: M T Reed Construction Company of Monroe


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Tallulah The east front has a large portico with four high columns rising to a pediment at the roof line. The green roof is sloped. On the center of the roof is a small square cupola with green roof. On the north and south are long one story wings. An addition was constructed on the west side. The architect was G-T & Associates Inc. and the contractor was Walker & Wells.


See: The architect firm, J W Smith and Associates, designed many of  the courthouses in Louisiana. These courthouses are found in Caldwell Parish, Catahoula Parish, East Carroll Parish, Jackson Parish, Natchitoches Parish and Ouachita Parish. Also, MT Reed Construction Company of Monroe was the contractor for the courthouses in East Carroll Parish and Natchitoches Parish.



N – East Carroll Parish

E – Warren County, Mississippi

S – Tensas Parish

W – Franklin Parish and Richland Parish




Parish Courthouse – Tallulah










Photos taken 2011