Morehouse Parish

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Morehouse Parish is named for Abraham Morehouse, who was an early settler.


Created:  March 25, 1844

Parish Seat: 

Bastrop  1844 – present


Parish Courthouse – Bastrop  


Location:  100 West Madison Avenue / South Washington Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Stevens and Nelson Company of New Orleans

Contractor:  Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff brick style structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Bastrop. The north and south sides have a large central porch with four white columns rising to a wide header with the third story above. The east and west sections of the building are recessed in three sections. On the center of the roof is an octagonal dome with clock and black round roof. The roof line is flat. Additions were made in 1935. The architect was J W Smith & Associates and the contractor was Gravier & Harper. A further addition was added in 1966. The architect Jacka & Mattison.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1871.


See:  The contractor Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky.



N – Ashley County, Arkansas

E – West Carroll Parish

S – Richland Parish and Ouachita Parish 

W – Union Parish





Parish Courthouse – Bastrop






















Photos taken 2011