Welcome to Natchitoches

Welcome to beautiful Natchitoches Parish! The city of Natchitoches is not only the parish seat but is also Louisiana’s first tricentennial city, having celebrated 300 years in 2014. We welcome you to explore this wonderful community and parish rich with history and culture.

The pages of this profile will highlight the natural beauty of Kisatchie National Forest, the Red River, Cane River and Sibley Lake; Northwestern State University; the many festivals and events we host; as well as the unique cultural amenities that make Natchitoches so special to visitors and residents alike.

Not only do we have much to offer the weekend visitor, but our cost of living and quality of life make relocation an attractive option as well — for you or for your business. With build-ready sites, rail, port, airport and Interstate, we can bring it in or ship it out. And with a myriad of educational programs, including being a Certified Work Ready Community, you can be sure to find the right skills for your needs.

Natchitoches is a city and parish full of opportunity. We are proud to present this community guide to help you see why USA Today readers chose Natchitoches as the “Best Southern Small Town!”

We hope to see you soon!

Tony Davis