Assumption Parish, in the heart of Louisiana’s “Sugar Bowl”, is located about 60 miles west of New Orleans and 50 miles southeast of Baton Rouge. French and Spanish colonists settled along the winding Bayou Lafourche in the middle of the 18th century, which has been the lifeline of historic Assumption Parish. Historic Assumption Parish is Bayou Country, with plenty of cane fields, lots of live oaks and beautiful rivers and bayous. The food is excellent, the fishing is great and the adventures are plentiful.
Assumption Parish was the eighth parish created in the state by an act of the first Legislature, in 1807, five years before Louisiana entered the Union. Assumption Parish, situated in the southern portion of the State, is one of the principal cane sugar producing parishes, having a number of large sugar refineries and plantation situated therein.
In 1818, the land on which the Courthouse building stands was donated to serve as the permanent location in the center of the Parish along Bayou Lafourche. The town of Napoleonville was later officially incorporated in 1878 and was named after a soldier who served under Napoleon Bonaparte. Other communities in the Parish are Belle Rose, Paincourtville, Pierre Part, Plattenville, Labadieville, and Bayou L’Ourse.
Built in 1896, the Assumption Parish Courthouse, home of the Assumption Parish Clerk of Court’s office, was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997 as an example of Italian Villa-style architecture.
Public records may be viewed Monday through Friday during office hours. The Clerk of Court welcomes visitors and invites the public to visit the Office to explore historic Assumption Parish.