Bienville Parish, Louisiana
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Bienville Parish History

In 1848 the lower part of Claiborne became Bienville Parish. Bienville parish is named for "Father of Louisiana", Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Bienville founder of New Orleans and the first French Governor of Louisiana.  The first parish seat was Sparta. In 1890 an election was held to move the parish seat to Arcadia, and Arcadia was selected over Bienville, and Gibsland by 65 votes.
The highest point in Louisiana, Mt. Driskill, 535 feet in elevation, is located in Bienville Parish.

The notorious bandits Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were killed when captured in Bienville Parish in 1934.

Cities and Towns
Arcadia * Bear Creek * Bienville * Bryceland * Danville * Friendship * Liberty Hill * Lucky * Castor * Roy * Gibsland
Mount Lebanon * Sailes * Jamestown * Lawhon * Ringgold * Woodardville * Chestnut * Creston * Saline * Taylor * Liberty Hill


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Bienville Parish Data

 

Birth Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
Feb 2017:  burials in Friendship Baptist Cemetery
April 2016:  Marriage Records; Burials in Cemeteries: New liberty, Old Taylor, Old Saline, Mill Creek, Union, Liberty Hill, Sandhill, Shady Grove, Mt. Olive East and West, New Friendship, Carolina Baptist, Bush, Tooke, Prosperity, Little Hope, Springhill, Wimberly, Pleasant Grove, Rocky Mount, Old Ridge, Old Castor, Ebenezer, Providence, Mt. Olive, Old Sparta, Boddie, Campbground, Williamson, Stewart, Madden, Pleasant Hill, Bear Creek, Colbert, Tomlinson

March 2016:
 History of the County;  Civil War Soldiers;  1860 Slaveholders; 1850, 1870 and 1880 complete Mortality Schedules (under CENSUS);  obits for JONES, VERNON, DORMAN, CARR, THEUS, LEE, SULLIVAN, WHITE.  Sicklist news for CAPERS, CROWSON, COLE, SCHULL, JOLLEY, COOK;  marriage announcements for BAKER-DUTTON, MADDEN-WESTMORELAND, MOORE-WHITE.  Crime news:  GATEWOOD.  
Biographies for ANDERSON, ATKINS, BAKER, BEESON, BOONE, BRANTLY, BREWER, BRICE, BURCH, COLVIN, DE GRAFFENREID, DREW, ELLIS, GALLOWAY,
GILL, GRIFFIN, HAMNER, HARTSFIELD, HEAD, HISER, HULSE , JACKSON, JORDAN, KING, LANGFORD, MAYS, MILLER, PATTERSON, PEARCE, PERRITT, PETTWAY, RABORN, ROBERSON, ROBINSON, SCHEEN, SMITH, STEWART, TALBERT, THORNHILL, TILLY, TOOKE, WALKER, WHITE, WILSON 

 

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Surrounding Parishes and Counties

Claiborne Parish (north)

Claiborne Parish (north)

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(east)

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Bossier Parish (west)

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