Located in the Sportsman's Paradise Cultural Region of Louisiana, Caldwell Parish was founded in 1838 as a steamboat community for cotton and timber. With the Ouachita River flowing through, the area is full of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, locally-owned businesses, and community pride.


Since 1838, our region has yielded itself to an ever-growing community bustling with industries, businesses, and individuals seeking to pour back into it. Using our area's abundant resources, we are dedicated to the growth and well-being of our community and seek to go the extra mile in its development.


We seek to cultivate a successful society that will overflow with active businesses, captivating attractions, fun-filled events for families, and fulfilled residents - all while keeping the quaint hometown charm we know and love!

Our Towns

Caldwell Parish Mayors & Public Figures

Columbia is the seat of Caldwell Parish. It was founded in 1827 and started as a bustling riverboat town. Columbia is known for its tight-knit community, vibrant cultural scene and many recreational opportunities.

Caldwell Parish Mayors & Public Figures

The quaint town of Grayson is just outside of the lively Columbia. This picturesque little community is home to several unique attractions, excellent schools, and reasonable real estate.

Caldwell Parish Mayors & Public Figures

Clarks is the largest community in Caldwell Parish by population. It is notable for being the former home of the Louisiana Central Lumber Company, preserved through museums and monuments.



Caldwell Parish is home to several businesses and industries that contribute to its economic growth, and the parish continually strives towards creating an environment that encourages investment and employment opportunities.

Offering a wide variety of resources to support local business owners, the Caldwell Parish Economic Development Commission works continually to help create employment opportunities and attract new investments. From small mom-and-pops to large enterprises, Caldwell Parish offers support and growth to each industry.


Flourishing with businesses, historical sites, and community organizations, Caldwell Parish invites and welcomes newcomers with open arms. There are many opportunities for various industries to thrive such as:

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry
  • Oil production
  • Manufacturing
  • Service-based businesses


Caldwell Parish is a vibrant community, bustling with opportunities and extra-curriculars for its residents. Offering its vast array of cultural, recreational, and educational amenities, Caldwell Parish is a popular destination for those seeking a safe and family-friendly environment.

There are numerous restaurants and shops that provide a little something for everybody, from local delicacies and authentic, Louisiana cuisine to unique finds and gifts. More than leisure pleasantries, Caldwell Parish supports its local schools and churches. The Caldwell Parish School System strives to provide top-notch education to students throughout the parish in order to promote a bright future for each person. 


Caldwell Parish offers a variety of affordable housing options, from quaint apartments to large single-family homes. Whether the buyer is searching for Modern or Victorian style, the area has many homes to offer and the land to go with it.

Caldwell Parish offers access to high-speed internet service in most areas, allowing residents to stay connected with family and friends as well as work remotely in the comfort of their own homes. The Caldwell Parish government strives to stay up-to-date on technological advancements for the residents to have the same opportunities as those living in more urban areas.

Caldwell Parish Mayors & Public Figures
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Proud to have a strong government presence, Caldwell Parish's government leaders provide oversight for local concerns and oversee the annual budget. In addition, there are various committees responsible for different aspects of parish life such as public safety, education, infrastructure, and economic development.

Columbia, the parish seat, is home to the Caldwell Parish Courthouse, which serves as the center of government in Caldwell Parish and provides access to a variety of services for local residents. Caldwell Parish is committed to providing leadership and resources that promote growth and development throughout the parish.


The governing body of Caldwell Parish live locally and pour into its people. As Caldwell Parish continues to grow and develop over the years, its governing body remains steadfast in their commitment to upholding core values of responsibility and service.

With an active citizens' group, Caldwell Parish strives to make sure that its government is accessible and responsive to the needs of its citizens, and is proud to serve the Caldwell Parish community.

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