Widely known for its Parish seat of Saint Francisville, West Feliciana is a unique part of Louisiana; sandy creeks, bayous, and bluffs set among rolling hills make its scenic landscape easily recognizable. West Feliciana Parish boasts a quality of life second to none throughout the state and a sense of community which make it an ideal environment in which to work and live.
West Feliciana Parish is open for business and has a planned growth model that allows for economic development without adversely affecting that quality of life. The people of the Parish bring productivity to the workplace and community spirit to life in the Felicianas. Ample affordable land is available for development, as well as, an abundance of natural resources including oil, gas, electrical energy, sand, and gravel. Prospective businesses will find a skilled, efficient and growing workforce and a willing governmental structure that is pro-growth.
QUALITY OF LIFE
We live in the most beautiful place in Louisiana with a quality of life that is the envy of our neighbors throughout the state. As Mayor D'Aquilla said on TV a few years ago, "There are two kinds of Louisianians, those who live in West Feliciana and those who wished they did."
We are located 30 minutes north of Baton Rouge in the rolling Tunica Hills. It's most famous for the Town of St. Francisville, where John James Audubon created more than 80 paintings in his Birds of America collection. St. Francisville also has a number of antebellum plantation homes open to the public and a quaint historic downtown area.
Perhaps because they are drawn to live among tranquil beauty, the families that have lived here forever and our new neighbors are genuinely kind and caring in a way that many communities have now lost.
A legacy of West Feliciana's recent past is our commitment to excellence and diversity in our school system. This is our top priority. Now and in the future we will continue to do what it takes to keep our school system on top.
West Feliciana Public Schools rank among the top five school districts in the state.
West Feliciana is on the southernmost portion of the Mississippi River not bound by levees. A focal point of industrial transportation, the river links North-South and East-West highways and the Canadian National Railroad.
In 2011, the John James Audubon bridge was completed and connects West Feliciana to Pointe Coupee Parish. Access to U.S. Highway 61 is available within the parish. Additionally, West Feliciana is home to the 998 MW River Bend nuclear power plant operated by Entergy.
Tourism is both an important element of our economy on its own and the principal method by which we get others to think about West Feliciana as a place to live, work and do business. It is critical that we maintain and improve and expand our tourism industry.
There are plenty of places for outdoor activities including the Cat Island National Wildlife Refuge, Tunica State Park, Audubon Historic Site, and the Port Hudson Civil War Battlefield. Biking, hiking, birding, and golf are popular recreational pastimes in the area.
Parish Statistics and Top Employers
Jim Cavanaugh, Economic Development Director
P. O. Box 1921, 5934 Commerce St, St. Francisville, LA 70775