Goldonna, Louisiana

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Goldonna is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 457 at the 2000 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.

The village is the birthplace of the American romance author Patricia Maxwell, also known as Jennifer Blake, who resides in Quitman in Jackson Parish. Riley J. Wilson, a former U.S. representative who opposed Huey Pierce Long, Jr., was born in Goldonna.

The mayor of Goldonna is Verna Martin Bedgood, a Democrat. The police chief is Huey Kenneth Martin, an Independent. The three aldermen are Rodney Lynn Bedgood, a Democrat, and Ben and Daniel Dupree, both Republicans.[1]


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)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 28.5 km² (11.0 mi²), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 457 people, 163 households, and 131 families residing in the village. The population density was 16.0/km² (41.5/mi²). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 6.7/km² (17.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.47% White, 0.66% Native American, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 163 households out of which 39.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 17.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.15.

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