French Settlement

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Map of French Settlement

Bayou Survival Supplies
19130 Aydell Lane
French Settlement LA 70733
Best Stop #12
15250 Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
Bumper to Bumper Car Wash
16040 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Delaune's Reporting Service
18315 Aydell Lane
French Settlement LA 70733
Dollar General
15936 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
French Settlement Gas, LLC
16143 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Junior’s Meat Market LLC
17050 Highwater Rd.
French Settlement LA 70733
Koncrete Kreations
16215 Hwy 16
French Settlement LA 70733
LaPetite Beauty Salon
16750 Shane Dr.
French Settlement LA 70733
Last Call
14445 Mecca Road
French Settlement LA 70733
Mooney's Oyster Shack
14363 Meca Road
French Settlement LA 70733
Moonlight Inn
17052 Highwater Rd.
French Settlement LA 70733
Mosby's Tree Service
15290-B Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Murphy's Auto Sales
16193 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Pinecrest Mini-Warehouse
Milton Dr.
French Settlement LA 70733
Pinecrest Trailer Park
Milton Drive
French Settlement LA 70733
Pruitt's Auto
16622 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
W. S. Enterprise
19267 Aydell Lane
French Settlement 70733

St. Joseph  Catholic Church
15710 LA Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733

In 1887, the present day cypress St. Joseph Catholic Church was built. It was placed under the invocation of St. Joseph. It is the oldest chapel in Livingston parish. In the early years all records were kept in French, some are still in the rectory office.

The original alter was wood painted white with gold trim. a portion of the old altar is used at times during the year for honoring the blessed Virgin Mary. Father L.J. Dery, a long time pastor here, built the two-story rectory, the CCD center and convent in the rear to house religious sister. It was later remodeled into four class rooms and two more class rooms were added. We now have a large church hall which was built in 1990. It has a large community hall, kitchen, restrooms and three classrooms.
Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church
5:30 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church in Port Vincent
Sunday 8 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Head of Island
9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

CCD Classes
Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

 Second weekend of the month

Adult Religion Classes
7 p.m. Wednesdays

First Baptist Church
16735 LA Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
First Baptist Church Website
Tommy Shipp, pastor
First Baptist Church was established on February 14, 1954 with 16 members. The original sanctuary was dedicated on September 5, 1955. The present sanctuary was occupied in 1992.

Sunday Bible study is provided for all ages. Sunday School begins at 9:50. Sunday evening classes begin at 6 p.m. Weekly worship services are held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. A nursery is available for children three years old and younger for all Sunday Services. Wednesday evening classes begin at 6 p.m. standard time or 7 p.m. daylight saving time. Guest are welcome at all times.
We have since added a large pavilion behind that hall. There is a cemetery behind the church, on church property and an older community cemetery across the street. There are some very old graves in there and the names on most are still family names present in our community today, Aydell, Matherne, Brignac. Within recent years two mausoleums have been built on the property behind the church in the church cemetery.

Father James Kinkead is the first diocesan priest assigned to this parish and has been here since 1986. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the present we have approximately 500 Catholic families in the area and about 200 children attend the CCD program.

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Library, Pavillion and Schools

The French Settlement Branch of the Livingston Parish Library closed in 2007. A new branch opened at:

South Branch - Livingston Parish Library
23477 La. Hwy. 444
Livingston LA 70754
Phone 225-698-3015

Pavilion Rental available to the public for weddings, parties, reunions, etc.

Call 225-698-6100 for further information

French Settlement Elementary Website

Congratulations to the French Settlement Elementary students and staff for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award for School of Excellence.
pavillion school
Fire Department
Volunteer Fire Department

Incorporated February 10, 1971

Population: 3500
Members: Twenty-four active members
Fire Rating: Fire Protection Classification No. 5 since 1998
Coverage Area: 60 square miles

Station No. 1: Three bay area with office space located at 15160 Hwy. 16 French Settlement, LA 70733

Station No. 2: One bay area with office space located at 21760 Hwy. 444 Livingston, LA 70754


Equipment: Three 1000 GPM pumps
Two Tankers (8500 gal and 2000 gal)
Two rescue/service units

Calls: Approximately one hundred twenty call per year. 95% medical.

Contact Address: P.O. Box 21 French Settlement, LA 70733

Long awaited... much needed rescue unit delivered to
District 8 Fire Department on April 11, 2006. Tax dollars put to good use!
Police Department

Harry Brignac
Chief of Police

In reference to tickets, warrants, court, etc., contact French Settlement Municipal Building at 225-698-6100 Mon-Thurs 8:00-5:00 pm



Lawrence Callender LEM
Assistant Chief of Police
  Village of French Settlement
Emergency Manager

More Information Lawrence Callender has served as Assistant Chief since 1985. He is a certified Louisiana Emergency Manager (LEM). Lawrence is an active member of both the International Association of Chiefs of Police and Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police. He was the former Deputy Director with the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security serving 7 years through Hurricane Katrina and Rita responsible for response to 9 stricken parishes, Mississippi and the City of New Orleans reporting to the Director. Livingston Parish's Hurricane Katrina and Rita were captured in a White House ordered After Action Report and listed on the White House's website Hurricane Katrina "Things That Went Right". Lawrence has served through major floods and weather events from Hurricanes Andrew, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Isaac, Tropical Storm Allison, March Flood of 2016 and The Great Flood of August 2016. In the aftermath of these events Lawrence has completed all mitigation processes for reimbursement with FEMA, GOHSEP and LOHSEP to cover the Village of French Settlement's expenses and damages serving its citizens. Grants awarded to French Settlement Dow Chemical's first $10,000 science grant to French Settlement High School, award to install USGS Amite River Gauge at French Settlement, DOJ/USDA grants for police units, US Department of Energy grant to replace A/C and Heaters in the Town Hall, grants for ballistic vests to protect officers and Louisiana Highway Safety grants.