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Vermilion Parish

Vermilion Parish is named for the Vermilion River and Vermilion Bay, being inland waterways in the Parish.


Surrounding Parish Courthouses: 

N – Jeff Davis ParishAcadia Parish and Lafayette Parish

E – Inberia Parish

S – Gulf of Mexico

W – Cameron Parish


Created:  March 25, 1844                       Map of Louisiana highlighting Vermilion Parish

Parish Seat: 

Abbeville  1844 – present


Parish Courthouse – Abbeville  


Location:  100 North State Street / Charity Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern Antebellum

Architect:  A Hays Town

Contractor:  Romero & Theall.


Description:  The building faces west and is a three story white colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Abbeville. The west front has a large portico with six high columns supporting a pediment at the roof line. On the center of the roof is a square white colored wood cupola with green colored dome. The building has a hipped roof. The courtroom is located on the east side of the third story. In 1985 the building was renovated. The architect was Corne, Sellers & Associates and the contractor was Iberia Building Systems.


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


Note:  The first courthouse was a store built by Robert Perry in Pery’s Land. In 1845, the parish seat was moved to Abbeville and the second courthouse was built. On April 6, 1885, the courthouse burned and the third courthouse was a two story brick structure  designed by John Hannan and Bulfof and the contractor was C D Stewart & Douglas Southwell in 1891. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1950.


Parish Courthouse Annex – Abbeville  



Location:  SE – State Street / Charity Street

Built:  1988 – 1989

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Corne, Sellers & Associates of Abbeville

Contractor:  Rudick Company Inc. of Lafayette.


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story white colored concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Abbeville.



Parish Courthouse – Abbeville

























Parish Police Jury Meeting Room





Parish District Court courtroom













Picture 1891 Parish Courthouse









Parish Courthouse Annex – Abbeville



Photos taken 2011 and 2019