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Welcome to Natchez ...

The village of Natchez is located in Natchitoches Parish<1>.


The location of Natchez has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Natchez, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

When the people of Natchez refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Natchezian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Natchez has a population of 597 people<4> (see below for details).

Natchez is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Natchez lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Natchez is within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Natchez: 71456<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Natchez had an population of 597 people (or an increase of 2.4% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Natchez had a population of 597 people. This makes Natchez the parish's 4th most populous community.

The population of Natchez represents 0.01% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 218th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 597 people, the population of Natchez increased 2.4% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 583 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Natchez.

Communities Also Named Natchez ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Natchez - they are located in Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi and Nevada.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Natchez.

Communities near Natchez ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Natchez.

  • Natchitoches
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Campti
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Campti have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Campti
    • Campti is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,033 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Campti <7>
  • Montgomery
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery <7>
  • Provencal
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Clarence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
    • Clarence is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence <7>
  • Robeline
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Powhatan
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Flora
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
    • Flora is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora <7>
  • Melrose
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
    • Melrose is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose <7>
  • Saint Maurice
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Maurice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Maurice
    • Saint Maurice is located in Winn Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Maurice <7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Natchez. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Natchez.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Natchez. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Natchez.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Natchez. See our Newspapers Page for Natchez.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Natchez ...

Looking for more information about Natchez? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Natchez, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Natchez.

Adding Natchez to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Natchez in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Natchez was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Natchez.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Natchez. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Natchitoches, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Natchez refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Natchez may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Natchez.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Natchez - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Natchez). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Natchez or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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