West Carroll Parish Louisiana

 

 

 

Welcome to West Carroll Parish

Hello and welcome to West Carroll Parish, Louisiana. I am Ann Allen Geoghegan, your  County Coordinator, and I hope I am able to help you in your family history research. This site is dedicated to the availability of public records for public viewing. Genealogy is a lot of fun, but it should not cost a lot of money for public records.  If you are being charged to view this site, please contact me. If you have records or sources of information about West Carroll Parish and its pioneers, I  would love to have you share your information with us. If you are willing to look up information for other people, please let me know so I can put the people in touch with you. If you have comments, questions, or suggestions, you can email me, and we will see if we can get together.

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West Carroll Parish

An Act was approved on March 14, 1832 for the creation of the Parish of Carroll, out of the northern part of the original Concordia Parish created in 1809 and the eastern part of Ouachita Parish. Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lake Providence was the first seat of government. Carroll Parish was divided into two parishes in 1877. The division solved a feud over the site of the seat of government.  Bayou Macon formed the boundary between the two parishes.  Lake Providence became the parish seat of East Carroll Parish. Oak Grove was named the parish seat of West Carroll Parish.

 


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West Carroll Parish was named in honor of Charles Carroll in 1832, a philanthropist, statesman and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Lake Providence was the first seat of government. Carroll Parish was divided into two parishes in 1877. The division solved a feud over the site of the seat of government. Lake Providence was named the parish seat of East Carroll. Bayou Macon formed the boundary between the two parishes. Oak Grove became the parish seat of West Carroll Parish.


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