Natchitoches, Louisiana

Coordinates: 31°41′35″N 93°05′42″W / 31.69306°N 93.09500°W / 31.69306; -93.09500
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Natchitoches, Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiane
Exchange Bank in Downtown Natchitoches
Exchange Bank in Downtown Natchitoches
Official seal of Natchitoches, Louisiana
The Destination of Travelers since 1714
Interactive map of Natchitoches
Coordinates: 31°41′35″N 93°05′42″W / 31.69306°N 93.09500°W / 31.69306; -93.09500
Country United States
States Louisiana
Settled1714; 310 years ago (1714)
Incorporated as a townFebruary 5, 1819; 205 years ago (1819-02-05)
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • BodyCity Council
 • MayorRonnie Williams, Jr. [1]

Natchitoches City Council:
Councilwoman-at-Large: Betty Sawyer-Smith
District 1: Eddie Harrington
District 2: Dale Nielsen
District 3: Christopher Petite
District 4: Rosemary Elie

Chief of Police Nikeo Collins [2]
 • Total26.28 sq mi (68.07 km2)
 • Land22.69 sq mi (58.77 km2)
 • Water3.59 sq mi (9.31 km2)
 • Total18,039
 • Density795.05/sq mi (306.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code318
Louisiana Highways
WebsiteCity of Natchitoches

Natchitoches (/ˈnækətəʃ/ NAK-ə-təsh;[5][6] French: Les Natchitoches), officially the City of Natchitoches, is the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States.[7] it is the most populous municipality in Natchitoches Parish. It was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana. Established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana, the community was named after the indigenous Natchitoches people.

The City of Natchitoches was not incorporated until after Louisiana had become a state (1812), on February 5, 1819. It is the oldest permanent settlement in the region. Natchitoches' sister city is Nacogdoches, Texas. It is also the location of Northwestern State University.

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Natchitoches surrounding communities include:

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The only AM radio station based in Natchitoches is KNOC 1450, a classic country music station

FM broadcasting

Frequency Callsign Format Owner
89.7 KBIO Religious Radio Maria
91.7 KNWD Alternative Northwestern State University
94.9 KSBH Country Elite Radio Group
97.5 KDBH-FM Classic country Baldridge-Dumas Communications
100.7 KZBL Oldies Baldridge-Dumas Communications
106.5 KLNQ Contemporary Christian music Educational Media Foundation

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  1. "City of Natchitoches, Louisiana Office of the Mayor". City of Natchitoches, Louisiana Office of the Mayor. Retrieved May 27, 2023.
  2. "City of Natchitoches, Louisiana Police". City of Natchitoches, Louisiana Police. Retrieved June 23, 2023.
  3. "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  4. "QuickFacts: Natchitoches city, Louisiana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 2, 2024.
  5. Dorman, Jim (February 4, 2020). "Natchitoches native makes Company's 'Steel Magnolias' bloom with authenticity". The Patriot Ledger. Worcester, Massachusetts. Archived from the original on September 19, 2021. Retrieved January 1, 2024.
  6. Block, Melissa (January 23, 2014). "Natchi — What's It Now? A Local Sets Us Straight". All Things Considered. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  7. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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