French Settlement

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Map of French Settlement


Aydell's Automotive, LLC
17115 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Best Stop #12
15250 Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
Bumper to Bumper Car Wash
16040 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Cottomouth Industries
18915 Aydell Ln.
French Settlement LA 70733
The Dock on Amite River
14365 Mecca Rd.
French Settlement, LA 70733
Dolgen Corp, Inc.
15936 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
French Settlement Deli
16255 Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
French Settlement Gas, LLC
16143 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
J.C.Acoustics & Drywall, Inc.
16670 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
James Building Co.
15430 Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
Junior’s Meat Market LLC
17050 Highwater Rd.
French Settlement, LA 70733
Karen's Beauty Shop
16737 Hwy 16.
French Settlement LA 70733
Lambert Signs
16750 Hwy. 42
French Settlement LA 70733
LaPetite Beauty Salon
16750 Shane Dr.
French Settlement LA 70733
Le Connexion Communaute Inc.
Community Connections
15545 Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
Liz's Total Look
16800 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Moonlight Inn
17052 Highwater Rd.
French Settlement LA 70733
Mosby's Tree Service
15290-B Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Murphy's Auto Sales
16193 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Pinecrest Mini-Warehouse
Milton Dr.
French Settlement LA 70733
Pinecrest Trailer Park
Milton Drive
French Settlement LA 70733
Porche's Sausage Company
17415 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
R & A Automotive
16622 Hwy. 16
French Settlement LA 70733
Red Stick Woodworks LLC
16090 Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
The Kutting Edge
18242 LaTrace Rd.
French Settlement LA 70733
  The Last Call
14445 Mecca Rd.
French Settlement LA 70733


St. Joseph  Catholic Church
15710 LA Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733

In 1887, the present day cypress St. Joseph Catholic Church was built. It was placed under the invocation of St. Joseph. It is the oldest chapel in Livingston parish. In the early years all records were kept in French, some are still in the rectory office.

The original alter was wood painted white with gold trim. a portion of the old altar is used at times during the year for honoring the blessed Virgin Mary. Father L.J. Dery, a long time pastor here, built the two-story rectory, the CCD center and convent in the rear to house religious sister. It was later remodeled into four class rooms and two more class rooms were added. We now have a large church hall which was built in 1990. It has a large community hall, kitchen, restrooms and three classrooms.
Saturday 4 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church
5:30 p.m. at St. William Catholic Church in Port Vincent
Sunday 8 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Head of Island
9:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

CCD Classes
Wednesday 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church

 Second weekend of the month

Adult Religion Classes
7 p.m. Wednesdays

First Baptist Church
16735 LA Hwy. 16
French Settlement, LA 70733
First Baptist Church Website
Tommy Shipp, pastor
First Baptist Church was established on February 14, 1954 with 16 members. The original sanctuary was dedicated on September 5, 1955. The present sanctuary was occupied in 1992.

Sunday Bible study is provided for all ages. Sunday School begins at 9:50. Sunday evening classes begin at 6 p.m. Weekly worship services are held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. A nursery is available for children three years old and younger for all Sunday Services. Wednesday evening classes begin at 6 p.m. standard time or 7 p.m. daylight saving time. Guest are welcome at all times.
We have since added a large pavilion behind that hall. There is a cemetery behind the church, on church property and an older community cemetery across the street. There are some very old graves in there and the names on most are still family names present in our community today, Aydell, Matherne, Brignac. Within recent years two mausoleums have been built on the property behind the church in the church cemetery.

Father James Kinkead is the first diocesan priest assigned to this parish and has been here since 1986. He is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. At the present we have approximately 500 Catholic families in the area and about 200 children attend the CCD program.

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Library, Pavillion and Schools

The French Settlement Branch of the Livingston Parish Library closed in 2007. A new branch opened at:

South Branch - Livingston Parish Library
23477 La. Hwy. 444
Livingston LA 70754
Phone 225-698-3015

Pavilion Rental available to the public for weddings, parties, reunions, etc.

Call 225-698-6100 for further information

French Settlement Elementary Website

Congratulations to the French Settlement Elementary students and staff for receiving the National Blue Ribbon Award for School of Excellence.

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Fire Department

Fire Department

Volunteer Fire Department

Incorporated February 10, 1971

Population: 3500
Members: Twenty-four active members
Fire Rating: Fire Protection Classification No. 5 since 1998
Coverage Area: 60 square miles

Station No. 1: Three bay area with office space located at 15160 Hwy. 16 French Settlement, LA 70733

Station No. 2: One bay area with office space located at 21760 Hwy. 444 Livingston, LA 70754


Equipment: Three 1000 GPM pumps
Two Tankers (8500 gal and 2000 gal)
Two rescue/service units

Calls: Approximately one hundred twenty call per year. 95% medical.

Contact Address: P.O. Box 21 French Settlement, LA 70733

Long awaited... much needed rescue unit delivered to
District 8 Fire Department on April 11, 2006. Tax dollars put to good use!

Police Department

Harry Brignac
Chief of Police

In reference to tickets, warrants, court, etc., contact French Settlement Municipal Building at 225-698-6100 Mon-Fri 8:30-5:00 pm

Harry Brignac has served as the French Settlement Chief of Police since 1984. He was the President of the SE Chief's Association in 1997 and 2001 and was also the Secretary Treasurer for the State Association of Chief's of Police. On July 12, 2003, Chief Brignac was sworn in as President of the La. Association of Chiefs of Police.

Police Chief



Lawrence Callender
Assistant Chief of Police

Lawrence Callender has served Chief Brignac as Assistant Chief since 1985 as FS-2. He is a certified Louisiana Emergency Manager (LEM),  a standing member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police and active in the Louisiana Chief's of Police Southeast Task Force. He was a former Deputy Director with the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security.  Full Bio

Lawrence E. Callender LEM Bio

Currently in 30th year serving as Assistant Chief of Police for the French Settlement Police Department interacting with the Louisiana State Police, Livingston Parish Sherriff’s Office, New Orleans Police Department, Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, Livingston Parish Office Homeland Security, The New York State Police, many additional state and local agencies. He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police and active with the Louisiana Chiefs of Police Southeast Task Force in disaster response.  Lawrence has deployed to outside Law Enforcement request, floods, hurricanes, The BP Oil Spill and various emergencies since the 80’s. He was recognized for these efforts by Dow, the Louisiana House and Senate, LEPA, The Amite River Basin Commission and local government.

Lawrence E. Callender LEM Senior EH&S Technologist (R) served 30 years for The Dow Chemical Company. His past businesses include a startup at Dow's Germany Facility, DuPont Dow LLC expansions, Plastics and Dow Wolff Cellulosics delivering Environmental, Health and Safety compliance services.

Designed the Dow's Louisiana Emergency Operations Full Scale Emergency Exercises for all hazards (including OPA 90 for Worse Case Scenarios on a 3 year cycle) and facilitated as the Exercise Lead Controller in all Operation Units since 1991. Throughout his career he remained an active member of the Louisiana Operations Emergency Response, EMS and Fire Brigade.     

He leveraged Homeland Security concerns, issues and strategies with Louisiana State Police, leveraging “Lessons Learned” with the New York State Police and The Dow Chemical Company. A certified Louisiana Emergency Manager (LEM), past Board Member with the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association active with the Board.

Served as Deputy Director 2001-2006 with the Livingston Parish Office of Homeland Security in association with Dow Chemical and French Settlement PD (including Hurricanes Katrina and Rita) charged by the LPHLS as a Special Ops Director in the Livingston Parish’s humanitarian relief efforts to 9 Louisiana Parishes including (New Orleans), Mississippi and Texas. He specifically responded at the request New Orleans Police Department embedding for 60 days. These included assets from the LPSO, FSPD, Arizona National Guard 855 MP’s (federal aid) and RAM (Remote Air Medical) 75 Doctors/Nurses/ Medics and air transport/equipment from The Dow Chemical Company. These efforts were recognized on the U.S. White House Lesson's Learned Site, 'Things that went right".

Lawrence is a Volunteer for Science with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) inventing the Flood Tracking Map in use across the US.  For these efforts Lawrence was awarded the John Wesley Powell Award, the USGS’s highest national award presented by the Secretary of the Interior. He is also an Observer for the National Weather Service specializing in the Amite River Basin.

Appointed by the Governor of Louisiana to the Amite River Basin Commission serving 10 years including President of the Board in construction of an ongoing congressionally $188 million dollar mandated project.  Leveraged federal and local partners leading communication strategies with Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation to jump start the project.