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Red River Parish

Red River Parish is named for the Red River, which is part of the Mississippi River watershed and which was named for the red color of the clay in the water.


Surrounding Parish Courthouses: 

N – Caddo ParishBossier Parish and Bienville Parish

E – Bienville Parish and Natchitoches Parish

S – Natchitoches Parish

W – DeSoto Parish


Created:  March 2, 1871                                     Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana

County Seat: 

Coushatta  1871 – present


Parish Courthouse – Coushatta  


Location:  615 East Carroll Street / Court Street

Built:  1928 – 1929

Style:  Beaux Arts and Classical Revival

Architect:  William T Nolan

Contractor:  Sandquist & Snow


Description:  The building faces north and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Coushatta. The north front has a large portico with four high columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. A balustrade runs along the roof line. With a raised center section with sloped red colored roof and an octagonal red colored cupola with red colored roof. In the interior, the Parish District Court courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the Parish District Court of the 39th Judicial District. A new one story redf colored brick and concrete addition was built on the south side in 1982. The architect was DMJM / Curtis & Davis and the contractor was The Florsheim Company. The entrance along the east side has a concrete semi-circular arch.


History:  The parish was created in 1871 and Coushatta was selected a the parish seat. The first courthouse was built in 1872. The building was destroyed by fire and the second and present courthouse was constructed in 1926 to 1929.



Parish Courthouse – Coushatta

















Parish District Court courtroom















New Addition





Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019