Natchitoches, Louisiana

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Natchitoches, Louisiana
City of Natchitoches
Exchange Bank in Downtown Natchitoches
Exchange Bank in Downtown Natchitoches
Official seal of Natchitoches, Louisiana
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Nickname(s): 
The Destination of Travelers since 1714
Location of Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Natchitoches, Louisiana is located in Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Location of Natchitoches in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Natchitoches, Louisiana is located in the US
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana
Natchitoches, Louisiana (the US)
Coordinates: 31°41′35″N 93°05′42″W / 31.69306°N 93.09500°W / 31.69306; -93.09500Coordinates: 31°41′35″N 93°05′42″W / 31.69306°N 93.09500°W / 31.69306; -93.09500
Country United States
States Louisiana
ParishNatchitoches
Settled1714
Incorporated as a townFebruary 5, 1819
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • BodyCity Council
 • MayorLee Posey
Area
 • Total26.42 sq mi (68.43 km2)
 • Land22.73 sq mi (58.87 km2)
 • Water3.69 sq mi (9.56 km2)
Population
 • Total18,323
 • Estimate 
(2016)
18,319
 • Density805.94/sq mi (311.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
71457
Area code318
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WebsiteCity of Natchitoches

Natchitoches (/ˈnækətəʃ/ NAK-ə-təsh; French: Les Natchitoches) is the parish seat of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States.[2] 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. "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 2, 2017.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.