Pointe Coupee Parish

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Pointe Coupee

Pointe Coupee Parish is named for the French phrase “la pointe coupee” meaning “the place of the cut-off” referring to the False River an oxbow of the Mississippi River.


Created:  April 10, 1805

Parish Seat  :        

New Roads  1807 – present


Parish Courthouse – New Roads 


Location:  201 East Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1902 – 1903

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Andrew J Bryan & Company of Atlanta, Georgia

Contractor:   M T Lewman of Louisville, Kentucky


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick structure. The south front has an arched entrance on the first story with a high square clock tower rising to a steep roof. On either side of the entrance are round towers with conical roofs. The building has a sloped roof. On the north side is a two story addition built in 1939. The architect was William T Nolan, Ulisse M Nolan and A W Norman and the contractor was E E Rabalais & Sons and Sciamba and Masion. The buildings were renovated in 1986. The architect was Albin M Herbert and Glenn C Morgan and the contractor was M D Descant, Inc.


See: The architect,  Andrew J Bryan, designed the courthouses in Alabama in Coffee County, Lee County and Monroe County; in Georgia in Colquitt County, Pulaski County and Stewart County; in Kentucky in Bracken Couinty and Mercer County; in Mississippi in Attala County and Simpson County; and in Texas in Rains County.


See:  The contractor M T Lewman and Company of Louisville, Kentucky.


Parish Courthouse Annex – New Roads 




Location:  201 East Main Street / Court Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  A M Hebert and G C Morgan

Contractor:  Woodrow Wilson Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a recessed center section with two a square brick pillars and recessed glass wall with center entrance. The roof line is flat.



N – Concordia Parish

E – West Feliciana Parish

S – West Baton Rouge ParishIberville Parish and Saint Martin Parish

W – Saint Landry Parish and Avoyelles Parish






































Photos taken 2011 and 2017