Natchitoches Parish

Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana

PO Box 799
Natchitoches, LA 71458
Phone: (318) 352-2714
Fax: (318) 357-2208

In west-central LA, northwest of Alexandria; organized 1807 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Indian tribe, from a Caddoan word translated variously as 'chinquapin eaters,' 'chestnut eaters,' 'pawpaw eaters,' or 'pawpaws.'

Area (sq mi):: 1299.30 (land 1255.45; water 43.85) Population per square mile: 30.70
Population 2005: 38,541 State rank: 30 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 6.50% Population 2000: 39,080 (White 57.20%; Black or African American 38.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.40%; Other 3.30%). Foreign born: 1.50%. Median age: 30.20
Income 2000: per capita $13,743; median household $25,722; Population below poverty level: 26.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,004-$21,698
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 24.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Natchitoches County seat (17,916)

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    He served on the Natchitoches, Louisiana, Planning and Zoning Commission and on the Natchitoches Parish Library Board.
    Kendria Sanders, principal of Goldonna Elementary-Junior High in Natchitoches Parish, was suspended for 10 days following a complaint concerning the school's Christmas play.
    NATCHITOCHES Parish: Kisatchie National Forest [KNF], 31[degrees]28'59"N 93 [degrees]04'28"W, barking tree, 5-IV-2003, A.
    Coleman was not a student at the time, according to Billy Harrington, an assistant district attorney for Natchitoches Parish.
    CASE FACTS: On July 28, 2000, Edna Pender was admitted as a patient to the Natchitoches Parish Hospital Long Term Care Unit (Hospital), a nursing home facility for general care.
    These bogs represent the most northern location for pitcher plant bogs in Louisiana; four are in northeastern Natchitoches Parish and four are in northwestern Winn Parish.
    [120] Union members in Natchitoches Parish reported in 1940 that "the landlords are telling the sheriff and deputies to visit all the meetings of the farmers and beat the people until they break up the unions." Police in the parish held and interrogated an elderly black sharecropper for two hours, telling him that it was illegal for people to pay any dues to the union.
    Married to Oscar Chopin, a Louisiana cotton trader, she came to know Creole and Cajun life in New Orleans and in Natchitoches Parish before her husband died and she returned with her six children to St.
    14 km S of Natchitoches (Natchitoches Parish) 13-24 May 2002 31[degrees]37'57"N, 93[degrees]4'7"W 6b.
    John Richardson, another student in the classroom, was treated at Natchitoches Parish Hospital for a bullet wound to the leg and was released.