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Jefferson Davis Parish

Jefferson Davis Parish is named for Jefferson Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy during the American Civil War.


Surrounding Parish Courthouses: 

N – Allen Parish

E – Acadia Parish

S – Verrmilion Parish and Cameron Parish

W – Calcasieu Parish and Beauregard Parish


Created:  June 12, 1912                         Map of Louisiana highlighting Jefferson Davis Parish

Parish Seat: 

Jennings  1912 – present


Parish Courthouse – Jennings  


Location:  300 North State Street / East Plaquemine Street

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Perry Segura & Associates

Contractor:  Lake Charles Lumber Company.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jennings. The west front has a recessed first story with wide vertical windows on the second and third stories. The north and south wings are recessed and lower in height. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the Parish District Court courtroom is located on the west side of the second story.  The building houses the Parish District Court of the 31st Judicial District.  On the northeast side of the building is the one story Courthouse Annex constructed in 1998. The architect was Gulday Beazley Architects and the contractor was Carlton Construction.


History:  The parish was created in 1912 and Jennings was selected as the parish seat. The first courthouse was designed by W L Stevens and constructed by Caldwell Brothers in 1916. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1966.



Parish Courthouse – Jennings













Parish District Court courtroom





















Picture 1916 Parish Courthouse



Plaque 1916 Parish Courthouse





Parish Courthouse Annex – Jennings







Photos taken 2011 and 2019