St. Mary Parish, Louisiana
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St. Mary Parish History

A territorial act dated April 17, 1811 divides the county of Attakapas into two parishes: The parish of St. Martin and the parish of St. Mary.
The parish of St. Martin shall contain all that part of the country north, or above a line running east from the upper line of the plantation of Francisco Boutte, on the Bayou Teche, to the great lake, and west from the said Francisco Boutte to the mouth of the petite Anse on the Bay; and the parish of St. Mary shall contain all the remainder of the county, that is to say, all that is south or below the said line.

The parish seat is Franklin.

Main Street in Franklin, LA
Main Street, Franklin LA

Cities and Towns

Baldwin * Berwick * Franklin * Morgan City * Patterson

Unincorporated areas
Achee, Adeline, Albania, Amelia, Avalon, Bayou Sale, Cabot, Caffery, Calumet, Caneland, Centerville, Charenton,
Cypremont, Ellerslie, Fairville, Florence, Giles, Glencoe, Glenwild, Gordy, Idlewild, Ivanhoe, Katy, Lagonda,
Louisa, North Bend, Oaklawn, Oxford, Richard, Sorrel, Sterling, United, Verdunville and Wyandotte

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St. Mary Parish Data


Census Records

Church Histories / Records

County Records

Family Bibles and Records

History Topics

Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records


Website Updates:
March 2017: obit for CERF. Death info for ALEXANDER and CERF.
Feb 2017:  obit for REYNOLDS
Sept 2016:  obits for LEWIS, GREEN, ALICE, TABOR, FITZNER, MATTHEWS, MENTZ.  Sicklist news for BEADLE, FLEURY.  Gossip news.  Marriage announcement for MATHVIN-FORTUNE, BIENVENU-LYNCH, PONCIO - CARO





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Surrounding Parishes and Counties
Iberia Parish (north)
St. Martin Parish (east)
Assumption Parish (southeast)
Terrebonne Parish (south)

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