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Acadia Parish

Acadia Parish is named for the Acadian people who settled in Louisiana.


Surrounding Parish Courthouses: 

N – Evangeline Parish and Saint Landry Parish

E – Saint Landry Parish and Lafayette Parish

S – Vermilion Parish

W – Jefferson Davis Parish


Created:  June 30, 1886                         Map of Louisiana highlighting Acadia Parish

Parish Seat: 

Crowley  1886 – present


Parish Courthouse – Crowley  


Location:  500 North Parkerson Avenue / Northeast Court Circle

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Theodor L Perrier

Contractor:  R P Farnsworth & Company


Description:  The building faces south and is a three story cream colored concrete and glass structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Crowley. The south front has steps up to a wide second story platform at the entrance. Large wide vertical windows are along the front. Above the flat roof line is a clock. There are lower east and west wings. In the interior, the Parish District Court courtroom is located at the southeast side of the building and the small courtroom is located on the southwest side both on the second story. The building houses the Parish District Court of the 15th Judicial District. 


See:  The 15th Judicial District includes Lafayette Parish and Vermilion Parish.


 History:  The parish was created in 1886 and Crowley was selected as the parish seat. The first courthouse was a two story structure built in Crowley in 1877. In 1902 the second courthouse was a two story courthouse designed by James Riely Gordon and W L Stevens and the contractor was Tom Lovell. The building burned and the third and present courthouse was constructed in 1950 to 1951.



Parish Courthouse – Crowley











Parish District Court courtroom











Parish District Court small courtroom











Parish Administration Office – Crowley





Photos taken 2011 and 2019