Marthaville, Louisiana

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Marthaville
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Louisiana
Parish Natchitoches
Elevation 243 ft (74.1 m)
Coordinates 31°44′20″N 93°23′48″W / 31.73889°N 93.39667°W / 31.73889; -93.39667Coordinates: 31°44′20″N 93°23′48″W / 31.73889°N 93.39667°W / 31.73889; -93.39667
Founded 1851
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 318
Location of Marthaville in Louisiana
Location of Louisiana in the United States

Marthaville is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Marthaville was founded in 1851. The founder, James Jackson Rains, named the town after his wife, Martha Rains. The town, during its peak, had a train stop, a bank, general store, bar, and hotel, etc. In the late 1960s, the railroad was removed and the town experienced an economic downturn. Now it is an unincorporated community in Natchitoches Parish, still having the store, post office, etc., and it is home to at least a dozen churches in the area in addition to an Elementary and Junior High school.

Geography[edit]

Marthaville is located on the western edge of Natchitoches Parish, 7 miles west of Robeline near the border with Sabine Parish.

Arts and culture[edit]

The Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival[1] is "A two-day September festival that celebrates the past with activities for the whole family, including games, live entertainment, arts and crafts, a parade, and delicious food." The Marthaville Good Ole Days Festival attracts about 1,500 people to the area.

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