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Goldonna, Louisiana
Village
Village of Goldonna
Goldonna Town Hall
Goldonna Town Hall
Location of Goldonna in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Goldonna in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana.
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Location of Louisiana in the United States
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Area
 • Total 13.15 sq mi (34.06 km2)
 • Land 13.07 sq mi (33.85 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
Elevation
144 ft (44 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 428
 • Rank NC: 6th
 • Density 32.75/sq mi (12.64/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 318
FIPS code 22-29745

Goldonna is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 430 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area. South of Goldonna along Louisiana Highway 156, one may access Saline Bayou, popular for blackwater canoeing.

Geography

Goldonna is located at 32°1′14″N 92°54′44″W / 32.02056°N 92.91222°W / 32.02056; -92.91222 (32.020577, -92.912127).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 11.0 square miles (28 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 260
1940 256 −1.5%
1950 364 42.2%
1960 292 −19.8%
1970 337 15.4%
1980 526 56.1%
1990 417 −20.7%
2000 457 9.6%
2010 430 −5.9%
2020 428 −0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Goldonna racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 409 95.56%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 1 0.23%
Native American 3 0.7%
Pacific Islander 1 0.23%
Other/Mixed 10 2.34%
Hispanic or Latino 4 0.93%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 428 people, 146 households, and 90 families residing in the village.

Gallery

Louisiana Trails Railroad Car in Goldonna IMG 2075
Louisiana Trails railroad car in Goldonna
Goldonna Family Church mural IMG 2088
Mural of Goldonna Family Church, located across from the United States Post Office
Goldonna Baptist Church IMG 2080
Goldonna Baptist Church is located across from Goldonna Elementary School; pastor Jason Womack (2013).
Goldonna Elementary School IMG 2084
Goldonna Elementary School; high school students attend Lakeview Junior and Senior High near Campti.

Education

The Goldonna Elementary/Junior High School serves pre-kindergarten through grade 8. Pupils come from as far away as the village of Ashland to the west, where the defunct Ashland High School was located.

Notable people

  • Gordon Gunter, fisheries scientist
  • Patricia Maxwell, romance novelist
  • Riley J. Wilson, politician
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