Natchez is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 583 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area.
It includes St. Augustine Parish (Isle Brevelle) Church. Church services were established in 1803 by Augustin Métoyer and have been held continuously since then. It is the oldest church in the US founded by and for the mixed Creole people. The church was built by sons of Métoyer and Marie Thérèse Coin-coin. Because of the significance of the Créole church's history and its centrality in the life of the community, it is featured on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.
The village and parish are part of the Cane River National Heritage Area.
Natchez is the birthplace of J. Isaac Friedman, who served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1908 to 1916 and for an abbreviated term in the Louisiana State Senate from 1922 to 1924; his younger brother Leon, served in the Louisiana House alongside W. Peyton Cunningham from 1932 to 1940. Their nephew, Sylvan Friedman, a confidant of Earl Kemp Long, served on the Natchitoches Parish Police Jury from 1932 to 1944, as a member of the Louisiana House from 1944 to 1952, and as a state senator from 1952 to 1972.
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