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Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Coordinates 31°52′36″N 93°23′24″W / 31.87667°N 93.39°W / 31.87667; -93.39

Ajax is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is located approximately 17 miles northwest of Natchitoches along Louisiana Highway 174.

The community is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The community received its name after a naming committee was unable to come up with a suitable name. While they were talking about it, one of the men noticed a boiler plate with the name of Ajax Iron Works stamped on it. He said, "Lets just call it Ajax". The iron plate still exists and is on display in the Ajax Community Center at the intersection of Highways 174 and 487.

At one time Ajax had its own Post Office and school, but with the regional consolidations of these services over the years, neither exists today. Ajax receives mail through the Marthaville Post Office. Students go to the public schools at Marthaville or Natchitoches.

Currently Ajax has a gas station and RV park at the intersection of Highway 174 and I-49. A volunteer fire department, lodge, community center, and community church round out the non-residential buildings in Ajax.

There are no officially defined limits to what constitutes the community boundaries, but there are approximately 2 dozen residences within the several miles of Hwys 174 and 487 that are commonly considered to be part of Ajax. Population is estimated to be less than fifty.

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