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Louisiana state flag

Louisisna became an organized territory on March 26, 1804. It became the 18th state on April 30, 1812.
Our Motto is: Union, Justice, and Confidence.
Our State symbols are the Flower Magnolia, the tree Bald Cypress, the bird Eastern Brown Pelican.
Our nickname is the Pelican State
Our State songs are:
Give Me Louisiana  and  You Are My Sunshine

Give me Louisiana,
The state where I was born
The state of snowy cotton,
The best I've ever known
A state of sweet magnolias,
And Creole melodies
Oh give me Louisiana,
The state where I was born
Oh what sweet old memories
The mossy old oaks bring
It brings us the story of our Evangeline
A state of old tradition,
of old plantation days
Makes good old Louisiana
The sweetest of all states.

Give me Louisiana,
A state prepared to share
That good old southern custom,
Hospitality so rare
A state of fruit and flowers,
Of sunshine and spring showers
Oh give me Louisiana,
The state where I was born
Its woodlands, Its marshes
Where humble trappers live
Its rivers, Its valleys,
A place to always give
A state where work is pleasure,
With blessings in full measure
Makes good old Louisiana
The dearest of all states.

Give me Louisiana,
Where love birds always sing
In shady lanes or pastures,
The cowbells softly ring
The softness of the sunset
Brings peace and blissful rest
Oh give me Louisiana,
The state where I was born
The smell of sweet clover
Which blossoms everywhere
The fresh new mown hay
Where children romp and play
A state of love and laughter,
A state for all here after
Makes good old Louisiana
The grandest of all states.

You are my sunshine
The other night, dear
As I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke, dear
I was mistaken
And I hung my head and cried

You are my sunshine
My only sunshine
You make me happy
When skies are grey
You'll never know dear
How much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away.

I'll always love you
And make you happy
If you will only say the same
But if you leave me
To love another
You'll regret it all some day

You told me once, dear
You really loved me
And no one else could come between
But now you've left me
And love another
You have shattered all my dreams

Louisiana my Louisiana
the place where I was borne.
White fields of cotton
-- green fields clover,
the best fishing
and long tall corn

Crawfish gumbo and jambalaya
the biggest shrimp and sugar cane,
the finest oysters
and sweet strawberries
from Toledo Bend to New Orleans


Louisiana State Flower: Magnolia

Louisiana Filing Officers Clerk of Court

Hon. Robert T. “Robby” Barousse Hon. J. ElRay Lemoine Hon. Lena R. Torres
Acadia Parish Clerk of Court Grant Parish Clerk of Court St. Bernard Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 922 P.O. Box 263 P.O. Box 1746
Crowley, LA 70527 Colfax, LA 71417 Chalmette, LA 70044-1746
337-788-8881 318-627-3246 , 337-365-7282 504-271-3434
www.acadiaparishclerk.com www.iberiaclerk.com .
Hon. Gerald Harrington Hon. J. G. “Bubbie” Dupont, Jr. Hon. Charles J. Oubre, Jr.
Allen Parish Clerk of Court Iberville Parish Clerk of Court St. Charles Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 248 P.O. Box 423 P.O. Box 424
Oberlin, LA 70655 Plaquemine, LA 70765 Hahnville, LA 70057
337-639-4351 225-687-5160 985-783-6632
. erk.org .
Hon. Kermit “Hart” Bourque Hon. Ann B. Walsworth Hon. Beverly A. Gordon
Ascension Parish Clerk of Court Jackson Parish Clerk of Court St. Helena Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 192 P.O. Box 730 P.O. Box 308
Donaldsonville, LA 70346 Jonesboro, LA 71251 Greensburg, LA 70441
225-473-9866 318-259-2424 225-222-4514
www.ascensionclerk.com www.jacksonparishclerk.org .
Hon. Darlene Landry Hon. Jon A. Gegenheimer Hon. Edmond E. Kinler, Jr.
Assumption Parish Clerk of Court Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court St. James Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 249 P.O. Box 10 P.O. Box 63
Napoleonville, LA 70390 Gretna, LA 70054 Convent, LA 70723
985-369-6653 504-365-3353 225-562-2274
www.assumptionclerk.com www.jpclerkofcourt.us .
Hon. Samuel G. “Sammy” Couvillon Hon. Richard M. Arceneaux Hon. Eliana Olivier DeFrancesch
Avoyelles Parish Clerk of Court Jefferson Davis Parish Clerk of Court St. John the Baptist Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 219 P.O. Box 799 P.O. Box 280
Marksville, LA 71351 Jennings, LA 70546 Edgard, LA 70049
318-253-7523 337-824-1160 985-497-3331
Website: www.avoyellesclerk.com . www.stjohnclerk.org
Hon. Brian S. Lestatge Hon. Louis J. Perret Hon. Charles Jagneaux
Beauregard Parish Clerk of Court Lafayette Parish Clerk of Court St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 100 P.O. Box 2009 P.O. Box 750
DeRidder, LA 70634 Lafayette, LA 70502 Opelousas, LA 70570
337-463-8595 337-291-6310 337-942-5606
. www.lpclerk.com www.stlandry.org
Hon. James W. “Jim” Martin Hon. Vernon H. Rodrigue Hon. Allen Blanchard, Sr.
Bienville Parish Clerk of Court Lafourche Parish Clerk of Court St. Martin Parish Clerk of Court
100 Courthouse Drive, Room 100 P.O. Box 818 P. O. Box 308
Arcadia, LA 71001 Thibodaux, LA 70302-0818 St. Martinville, LA 70582
318-263-2123 985-447-3175 337-394-2210
www.bienvilleparish.org/clerk www.lafourcheclerk.com .
Hon. James W. “Jim” Martin Hon. Steve Andrews Hon. Cliff Dressel
Bienville Parish Clerk of Court LaSalle Parish Clerk of Court St. Mary Parish Clerk of Court
100 Courthouse Drive, Room 100 P.O. Box 1316 P.O. Box 1231
Arcadia, LA 71001 Jena, LA 71342 Franklin, LA 70538
318-263-2123 318-992-2158 337-828-4100
www.bienvilleparish.org/clerk . .
Hon. Cindy Johnston Hon. Linda Cook Hon. “Malise” Prieto
Bossier Parish Clerk of Court Lincoln Parish Clerk of Court St. Tammany Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 430 P.O. Box 924 P.O. Box 1090
Benton, LA 71006 Ruston, LA 71270 Covington, LA 70434
318-965-2336 318-251-5130 985-809-8700
www.bossierclerk.com www.clerk.lincolnparish.org www.sttammanyclerk.org
Hon. Gary Loftin Hon. Thomas “Tom” Sullivan, Jr. Hon. Julian E. Dufreche
Caddo Parish Clerk of Court Livingston Parish Clerk of Court Tangipahoa Parish Clerk of Court
501 Texas Street, Room 103 P.O. Box 1150 P.O. Box 667
Shreveport, LA 71101 Livingston, LA 70754 Amite, LA 70422
318-226-6783 225-686-2216 985-748-8015
www.caddoclerk.com www.livclerk.org www.tangiclerk.org
Hon. Horace Lynn Jones, II Hon. Marion Hopkins Hon. Ernest Sikes
Calcasieu Parish Clerk of Court Madison Parish Clerk of Court Tensas Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1030 P.O. Box 1710 P.O. Box 78
Lake Charles, LA 70602 Tallulah, LA 71282 St. Joseph, LA 71366
337-437-3550 318-574-0656 318-766-3921
www.calclerkofcourt.com . .
Hon. Eugene Dunn Hon. Carol Jones Hon. I. Robert “Bobby” Boudreaux
Caldwell Parish Clerk of Court Morehouse Parish Clerk of Court Terrebonne Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1327 P.O. Box 1543 P.O. Box 1569
Columbia, LA 71418 Bastrop, LA 71221-1543 Houma, LA 70361-1569
318-649-2272 318-281-3343 985-868-5660
. [email protected] .
Hon. Carl E. Broussard Hon. “Louie” Bernard Hon. Dodi Dodd Eubanks
Cameron Parish Clerk of Court Natchitoches Parish Clerk of Court Union Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 549 P.O. Box 476 100 E. Bayou Street, Suite 105
Cameron, LA 70631 Natchitoches, LA 71458-0476 Farmerville, LA 71241
337-775-5316 318-352-8152 318-368-8026
. www.npclerkofcourt.org .
Hon. Janet T. Payne Hon. Dale N. Atkins Hon. Diane Meaux Broussard
Catahoula Parish Clerk of Court Orleans Parish Clerk of Court Vermilion Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 654 1340 Poydras Street, 4th Floor 100 N. State Street, Suite 101
Harrisonburg, LA 71340 New Orleans, LA 70112 Abbeville, LA 70510
318-744-5497 504-592-9147 337-898-1992
. www.orleanscdc.com www.vermilionclerkofcourt.com
Hon. James Patrick Gladney Hon. Louise Bond Hon. Willie Deon, Jr.
Claiborne Parish Clerk of Court Ouachita Parish Clerk of Court Vernon Parish Clerk of Court
318-927-9601 P.O. Box 1862 P.O. Box 40
P.O. Box 330 Monroe, LA 71210-1862 Leesville, LA 71496-0040
Homer, LA 71040 318-327-1444 337-238-1384
. . www.vernonclerk.com
Hon. Clyde Ray Webber, Jr. Hon. Dorothy M. “Dot” Lundin Hon. Johnny D. Crain
Concordia Parish Clerk of Court Plaquemines Parish Clerk of Court Washington Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 790 P.O. Box 40 P.O. Box 607
Vidalia, LA 71373 Belle Chasse, LA 70037 Franklinton, LA 70438
318-336-4204 504-392-4969 985-839-4663
www.concordiaclerk.org www.plaqueminesparishclerkofcourt.com .
Hon. Ollie L. “Sonny” Stone, Jr. Hon. Lanell Swindler Landry Hon. Johnny D. Crain
DeSoto Parish Clerk of Court Pointe Coupee Parish Clerk of Court Washington Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1206 P.O. Box 86 P.O. Box 607
Mansfield, LA 71052 New Roads, LA 70760 Franklinton, LA 70438
318-872-3110 225-638-9596 985-839-4663
www.desotoparishclerk.org . .
Hon. J. Douglas “Doug” Welborn Hon. Robin L. Hooter Hon. Hollie W. Vinning
East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court Rapides Parish Clerk of Court Webster Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Box 1991 P.O. Box 952 P.O. Box 370
Baton Rouge, LA 70821 Alexandria, LA 71309 Minden, LA 71058
225-389-3985 318-473-8153 318-371-0366
ebrclerkofcourt.org . www.websterclerk.org
Hon. Beatrice Allen Carter Hon. Stuart Shaw Hon. Mark J. Graffeo
East Carroll Parish Clerk of Court Red River Parish Clerk of Court West Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court
400 First Street P.O. Box 485 P.O. Box 107
Lake Providence, LA 71254 Coushatta, LA 71019-0485 Port Allen, LA 70767
318-559-2399 318-932-6741 225-383-0378
. www.rapidescl www.wbrclerk.org
Hon. David Dart Hon. Ramona N. Haire Hon. Kay S. Bolding
East Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court Richland Parish Clerk of Court West Carroll Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 599 P.O. Box 119 P.O. Box 1078
Clinton, LA 70722 Rayville, LA 71269 Oak Grove, LA 71263
225-683-5145 318-728-4171 318-428-3281
www.eastfelicianaclerk.org . .
Hon. Walter Lee Hon. Tammy Foster Hon. Felicia Ann Daniel Hendl
Evangeline Parish Clerk of Court Sabine Parish Clerk of Court West Feliciana Parish Clerk of Court
P.O. Drawer 347 P.O. Box 419 P.O. Box 1843
Ville Platte, LA 70586 Many, LA 71449 St. Francisville, LA 70775
337-363-5671 318-256-6223 225-635-3794
. www.sabineparishclerk.com .
Hon. Ann Johnson Hon. Donald E. “Don” Kelley Louisiana Vital Records Registry
Franklin Parish Clerk of Court Winn Parish Clerk of Court PO Box 60630
P.O. Box 1564 100 Main Street, Room 103 New Orleans, LA 70160
Winnsboro, LA 71295 Winnfield, LA 71483  (504) 219-4500
318-435-5133 318-628-3515 http://www.dhh.louisiana.gov/offices/?ID=252