Grant Parish 

Welcome to Grant Parish, Louisiana.  It is our hope that during your visit, you experience the greatness that is Grant Parish.

 

Grant Parish is located in central Louisiana (CenLA).  The Red River forms the west border of the Parish, and Little River forms the eastern border.  In between are acres upon acres of Kisatchie National Forest land traversed by major U.S. Highways (US Hwy 71, US Hwy 165, US Hwy 167), and dotted with numerous lakes, bayous, and tributaries.

 

According to the United States Census Bureau, the population of Grant Parish in 2010 was 22,309.  The total land area is 643.03 square miles, and in 2010 there were 34.7 persons per square mile, compared with 104.9 for the whole of Louisiana. 

 

The Parish Seat is Colfax, located on the Red River and only 10 miles away from I-49 and less than 25 miles away from Alexandria International Airport.  Other towns and villages in Grant Parish include Montgomery (US Hwy 71), Dry Prong (US Hwy 167), Pollock (US Hwy 165), Georgetown (US Hwy 165), and Creola (US Hwy 167).  All towns and villages have a Mayor-Council form of government, with an elected mayor and anywhere from three to five councilmen or aldermen.

 

The public school system includes six elementary schools, three junior high schools, and three high schools.  There is one denominational school in Grant Parish along with several private and denominational schools in nearby Rapides Parish serving pre-school through high school grades.

 

Opportunities for higher education include Northwestern State University in nearby Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana State University at Alexandria in nearby Rapides Parish, and the Learning Center of Rapides Parish, the largest collaboration of postsecondary institutions in the State of Louisiana.  In addition, Louisiana College, a private Baptist University, is located in nearby Pineville (Rapides Parish), and the Central Louisiana Technical Community College is located in nearby Alexandria (Rapides Parish). 

Alexandria International Airport (AEX) offers flights through American Airlines, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines. 

 

Grant Parish is what makes Louisiana known as the Sportsman’s Paradise.  Fishing and hunting opportunities abound, with access to public hunting lands, private hunting clubs, and access to various fishing spots including Iatt Lake, Lake Nantachie, and the Red River Waterway Commission Lock & Dam #3.

 

There are many opportunities to have fun in Grant Parish, including the Louisiana Pecan Festival in Colfax and the Dogwood Festival in Dry Prong.

 

With a rural way of living and quick access to the comforts offered by bigger metropolitan areas, it is easy to experience greatness in Grant Parish.  Whether you are looking to move here permanently or are just visiting, we hope you enjoy your stay.