On behalf of the City of Natchitoches, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our city, established in 1714 as the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase.
Natchitoches is a wonderful place to call home and to do business, filled with friendly people, natural beauty and a true sense of community. In recent years, our City has experienced unprecedented growth, prosperity and national attention, and we know the future looks brighter than ever for our community.
Natchitoches is fortunate to be home to Northwestern State University, the finest highest-learning institution in the state of Louisiana. Our community is also home to the Cane River National Heritage Area, the Cane River Creole National Historical Park and a National Historic Landmark District, one of three in the state of Louisiana.
Throughout this web site, you will find useful information about our City, including information about basic services including waste collection and recycling, utilities and public safety. This site will also provide you with valuable information on programs, festivals and many of the cultural amenities that can be found in this area. Whether you are a visitor, business developer or retiree, this site will provide you with the information you need on the City of Natchitoches.
I encourage you to take the time to explore Natchitoches and see for yourself why Oprah Winfrey once called Natchitoches “the best little town in the USA.”
Our staff is working hard to ensure your needs are being met. We look forward to meeting you, and if we can be of further service to you, please do not hesitate to contact my office at City Hall at (318) 352-2772.
Lee Posey, Mayor
City of Natchitoches