Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
City
City of Natchitoches
Downtown Natchitoches showing the brick streets IMG 1916.JPG
Official seal of Natchitoches, Louisiana
Seal
Nickname(s): The Destination of Travelers since 1714
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country  United States
States  Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Settled 1714
Incorporated (town) February 5, 1819
Government
 • Mayor Lee Posey
Population (2010)
 • City 18,323
 • Urban 19,348
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 71457
Area code 318
Website natchitochesla.gov


Natchitoches (/[invalid input: 'icon']ˈnækətəʃ/ NAK-ə-təsh) is the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States.[1] It was established in 1714 by Louis Juchereau de St. Denis as part of French Louisiana. It was named after the Natchitoches Indian tribe. The City of Natchitoches was first incorporated on February 5, 1819. It is the oldest permanent settlement in the Louisiana Purchase. Natchitoches's sister city is Nacogdoches, Texas.

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  1. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.