Richland Parish

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Richland Parish is named for the rich land located in the Parish.


Created:  September 29, 1868

Parish Seat  :        

Rayville  1868 – present


Parish Courthouse – Rayville 


Location:  708 Julia Street / Madeleine Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Smith Padgett and Stubbs

Contractor:  J A Harper


Description:  The building faces east and is a five story cream colored structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Rayville. The central first story entrance on the east front  is recessed. There are one story north and south wings. The roof line is flat. Wide steps descend from the building on the east side.


Note:  The previous courthouse was built in 1881 and remodeled by architect Andrew J Bryan in 1904.



N – Morehouse Parish and West Carroll Parish

E – East Carroll Parish, Madison Parish and Franklin Parish

S – Caldwell Parish

W – Caldwell Parish and Ouachita Parish





Parish Courthouse – Rayville







Photos taken 2011