West Feliciana Parish is 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.
In 2011, the John James Audubon bridge was completed and connects West Feliciana to Pointe Coupee Parish. Access to US Highway 61 is available within the parish. Additionally, West Feliciana is home to the 998 MW River Bend nuclear power plant operated by Entergy.
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. West Feliciana Public Schools rank among the top five school districts in the state.
|PARISH STATISTICS||TOP EMPLOYERS|
|Land Area in Square Miles||403.21||Louisiana State Penitentiary||1500|
|Population||15,485||Entergy Operations, Inc.||700|
|Population Forecast (2021)||15,276||West Feliciana Parish School District||410|
|Population Percent Growth||-1.35%||KPAQ Industries LLC||200|