Welcome to Farmerville, Louisiana!
We sincerely appreciate your interest in our community.
Welcome to Farmerville, Louisiana and beautiful Lake D'Arbonne (Dar-bone). We sincerely appreciate your interest in our community.
Farmerville is the largest town and Parish Seat of Union Parish. We are located in the North Central part of Louisiana, about 20 miles of Interstate 20 in the heart of "Sportman's Paradise." Our terrain is hilly and our pine trees frow really tall. Our climate is generally quite mild for most of the year. Our winters are cool with a few "cold snaps." Freezing conditions do occur and once in a while we experience a sprinkle of winter precipitation. Springtime and autumn are usually very comfortable while our summers are what you would expect in Louisiana... warm and humid.
Farmerville is considered a very friendly, rural community with some 4,500 proud people. Downtown, one will find a well manicured Court House Square, shops, banks, office buildings and a first class Public Library. Over the last few years, the town has been expending along Highway 2 East. Shopping centers, cervice centers, supermarkets, banks, and restraunts can be found on both sides of the highway.
Fishing, water sports, and hunting are 5 star activities in Union Parish. Our pride and joy is beautiful Lake D'Arbonne. The lake is 15,000 acres and in the top 10 crappie (white perch) and top 20 bass producers in the nation. We also have productive fishing in our many streams and bayous. To compliment the lake we have Lake D'Arbonne State Park. Our park is one of the finest in the State and has very clean, cozy cabins and RV hook-ups. There are tennis courts, fishing piers, a swimming pool, boat and canoe rentals, meeting rooms and pavilions. You will not be dissapointed.
Lake D'Arbonne has one of the finest 9-hole golf courses in the State. Groomed and ready to add your name to their "hole in 1" list.
Union General Hospital is oe of the best (if not THE best) rural hospitals in the state. It is widely recognized for its care and phycisians services.
Timber, agriculture, poultry and recreation are every day activities in Union Parish. Foster Farms Poultry Plant is our largest employer working 1200 to 1500 workers each day. Our premier festival is the Louisiana Watermelon Festival, and Beauty Pagaent. It is always held the last week of July and is hosted by the Farmerville Jaycee's. Large melons and beautiful, talented young ladies are on parade. This is our areas largest tourism event. Chicken, however, still remains our areas largest tourism event.
Our most valuable resource, however, is the children of Union Parish. Farmerville is fortunate to have three elementry and secondary school systems. The Union Parish school system, Union Christian Academy and D'Arbonne Woods Charter School all seek to prepare our students to meet their full potential. Union Parish and D'Arbonne are both in new facilities this year. Three excellent universities are also near-by. Grambling State is in Grambling, LA (23 miles). University of Louisiana-Monroe is in Monroe, LA (34 miles) and Louisiana Tech is in Ruston, LA (21 miles).
The Union Parish Chamber of Commerce seeks to promote all the communties of our Parish. They are on Main Street in a relatively new re-conditioned building. Every quarter, the Chamber houses elegant and educational displays of Union Parish. These displays are of years gone by concerning Union Parish.
Farmerville and Union Parish residents are people of Faith. Religion is a tradition that runs deep in our communities and we have a variety of churches and denominations to accommodate your beliefs. You will not find it difficult to find a church and a congregation that you and your family will be happy to be a part of.
All in all, we have it pretty good around here and we invite you to come our way for a visit. I am proud of the many accomplishments that God has shared with us and are looking foward to the challenges ahead as we continue to grow. Just come by and see us... You may decide that this is a place for you and your family. You will quickly see why we like to say... "Think Farmerville First."