Cloutierville, Louisiana facts for kids

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Cloutierville
unincorporated community
Main Street in Cloutierville LA.JPG
Louisiana Route 495 through Cloutierville
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Established 1822
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
East (front) elevation, with scale - Bank of Cloutierville, Highway 495, Cloutierville, Natchitoches Parish, LA HABS LA-1313-5
Bank of Cloutierville building.
Environmental view in Cloutierville from along Highway 495, looking to river - Carnahan Store, Highway 495, Cloutierville, Natchitoches Parish, LA HABS LA-1314-2
Cane River in Cloutierville.

Cloutierville is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. It lies about 20 miles (32 km) south of the city of Natchitoches on the Cane River. The community is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area, off exit 119 of Interstate 49.

This is a homeland of many multiracial Louisiana Creole people. It is in the NPS Cane River National Heritage Area.

History

The town was built on the plantation of Alexis Cloutier and incorporated in 1822.

The plantation house was later owned by Kate Chopin. Chopin's former home was open to the public as the Bayou Folk Museum, before its destruction by fire in 2008.

The historic wooden St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and its cemetery are located in Cloutierville.


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