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Some Facts About Rayville

  • Rayville is a town in the parish seat of, and the largest community in, Richland Parish in northeastern Louisiana.
  • Rayville is the home of Palmetto Addiction Recovery Center
  • Town Hall is located next to the U.S. Post Office across from U.S. Highway 80 is named for former Rayville Mayor.
  • The Mayor is Mr. Harry Lewis
  • The Police Chief is Mr. Willie Lee Robinson, Sr.
  • Prominent Member of the Rayville Town Council include James “Jay” Brakefield (No Party), Paula Bouie Crumpton (D), and Debra K. James (D), Valerie Allen and Timothy Tennant
  • As of Census of 2000 there were 4,234 people, 1504 households, 36.6% had children under 18 the age of 18 living with them and 1004 families residing in the town. As of 2010, that number dropped to approximately 3,695 people in total.
  • The population density was 1800, per 1 square mile.


  • Public schools in Richland Parish are operated by the Richland Parish School Board.
  • Three campuses serve the townof Rayville-¬‐ Rayville Elementary School (Grades PK-¬‐5), Rayville Junior High School (Grades 6-¬‐8), and Rayville High School (Grades 9-¬‐12). Rayville is also served by Riverfield Academy (Grades PK – 12) a non-denominational private school.

For more information about Rayville, LA, or to speak to any of our public officials, please feel free to contact us at 318-728-2011.

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