Saint Tammany Parish

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St. Tammany

Saint Tammany Parish is named for Chief Tamanend, who was chief of the Lenni-Lenape nation in the Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania and who played a prominent role in the establishment of peaceful relations with the English settlers.


Created:  October 27, 1810 

Parish Seat: 

Claiborne   1810 – 1838

Covington  1838 – present


Parish Courthouse – Covington  


Location:  701 North Columbia Street / Jefferson Avenue

Built:  2001 – 2003

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Richard C Lambert Consulting, LLC and Pierce, Goodwin, Alexander & Linville ( PGAL )

Contractor:  Brice Building Company, Inc.


Description:  The building faces northeast and  is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped in the center of Covington. The northeast front has a large recessed porch with two high columns with pediment above. Behind the pediment is a higher peak. There is a large arch on either side. The recessed entrance has a glass wall rising to the third story. The roof line is flat.


See:  The architect,  Pierce, Goodwin, Alexander & Linville ( PGAL ) designed courthouses in Florida in Indian River County and in Texas in Collin County, Fort Bend County and Harris County.


Old Parish Courthouse – Covington  




Location:  510 East Boston Street / New Hampshire Street

Built:  1958 – 1959

Style:  Modern

Architect:  August Perez & Associates

Contractor:  Keller Construction Corporation


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Covington. The south front has a large glass paneled entrance on the first story with mural on the west side. And projecting one story red colored brick section on the east side. The roof line is flat. The building now houses the Emergency Rescue Administration.


Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by Sully, Buryon & Stone and constructed by D E Kimble in 1896.


Old Parish Courthouse – Claiborne




Location:  5

Built:  1818 – 1819

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Robert Layton

Contractor:  Robert Layton


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story white colored brick and wood frame structure. The building is located on the grounds of a restaurant in the center of Claiborne Hills. The courthouse is a white columned, two-story structure with verandas on the first and second stories. It is made of brick, which is covered with plaster on the inside.



N – Washington Parish

E – Pearl River County, Mississippi and Hancock County, Mississippi

S – Orleans Parish and Jefferson Parish

W – Tangipahoa Parish





Parish Courthouse – Covington



















Old Parish Courthouse – Covington



















Old Parish Courthouse – Claiborne Hills




Photos taken 2011 and 2017