St. Martin Parish, Louisiana
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St. Martin Parish History
The parish was founded in 1811, from the division of Attakapas Parish.
The parish seat is St. Martinville.

In 1824, St. Martin Parish was divided in 1824 to create Lafayette Parish
In 1844, St. Martin Parish was divided, to create Vermilion Parish.
In 1868, St. Martin Parish was divided to create Iberia and St. Mary Parishes

 Iberia Parish divides St. Martin Parish into two separate areas, Upper and Lower St. Martin.

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The parish endured a yellow fever epidemic in 1855, deadly fires and a destructive hurricane


Cattle raising made for a prosperous parish, and other profitable crops were cotton, sugar, corn, rice and tobacco

By 1860, there were over 7,000 slaves in the parish

[source: wikipedia]

The major commercial agricultural crop of current times is sugar cane, while crawfish are the major aquacultural crop.


Cities
 Breaux Bridge * Broussard * Morgan City * St. Martinville

Towns and Villages
 Arnaudville * Henderson * Parks

Census-designated places and Unincorporated Communities
Cade * Catahoula * Cecilia
Butte La Rose * Coteau Holmes * Nina Station * Ruth
 


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St. Martin Parish Data

 

Census Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Death Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Marriage Records

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records

 

Website Updates:
July 2017:  obits for LEWIS, BEYT, FOURNET, EASTIN, SAVOY, MARTIN, BIENVENU.  Marriage Notices for RIELLY-CLEMONT, ROUSSEAU-ANDRE.  Biographies for BASSETT, CLAVERIE, DE CLOUET, DUSON, MOUTON, NUNEZ, PERRY, REYBAUD, VOORHIES

 

 

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Surrounding Parishes and Counties
St. Landry Parish (north)
Pointe Coupee Parish (northeast)
Iberville Parish (east)
Assumption Parish (southeast)
St. Mary Parish (southwest)
Lafayette Parish (west)
Iberia Parish


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