Sabine Parish is named for the Sabine River which was named in 1716 by Domingo Ramon as the “Rio de Sabinas”, and after the Sabina Free State.
Created: March 7, 1843
Many 1843 – present
County Courthouse – Many
Location: 400 South Capitol Street / Main Street
Built: 1956 – 1957
Architect: J Cheshire Peyton & Associates of Shreveport
Contractor: Southern Building Inc. of Shreveport
Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Many. The west front has a central recessed entrance framed with stone. The third story is recessed. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the north side of the second story.
Note: The first court met in the rented premises of the Methodist and Baptist churches. In 1880, J T Lunt built the first courthouse, a wood structure at a cost of $2500. The second courthouse was built in 1889 at a cost of $17,000, constructed by a firm from Louisville, Kentucky which was probably Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky. The third courthouse was designed by W L Stevens and constructed by Caldwell Brothers in 1916. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1956 to 1957
N – DeSoto Parish
Parish Courthouse – Many
Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019