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Sabine Parish

Sabine Parish is named for the Sabine River which was named in 1716 by Domingo Ramon as the “Rio de Sabinas”, and after the Sabina Free State.


Surrounding Parish and County Courthouses: 

N – DeSoto Parish

E – Natcitoches Parish

S – Vernon Parish and Newton County, Texas

W – Sabine County, Texas and Shelby County, Texas


Created:  March 7, 1843                                     Location within the U.S. state of Louisiana

County Seat: 

Many  1843 – present


County Courthouse – Many  


Location:  400 South Capitol Street / Main Street

Built:  1956 – 1957

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  J Cheshire Peyton & Associates of Shreveport

Contractor:  Southern Building Inc. of Shreveport


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Many. The west front has a central recessed entrance framed with stone. The third story is recessed. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the Parish District Court courtroom is located on the north side of the second story.. The building houses the Parish District Court of the 11th Judicial District.


History:  The parish was created in 1843 and Many was selected as the parish seat. The first court met in the rented premises of the Methodist and Baptist churches. In 1880, J T Lunt built the first courthouse, a wood structure at a cost of $2500. The second courthouse was built in 1889 at a cost of $17,000, constructed by a firm from Louisville, Kentucky which was probably Falls City Construction Company of Louisville, Kentucky. The third courthouse was designed by W L Stevens and constructed by Caldwell Brothers in 1916. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1956 to 1957



Parish Courthouse – Many





















Parish District Court courtroom

















Cornerstone 1916

Photos taken 2011, 2017 and 2019