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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 Markus Turner.
  • The population density was 1800, per 1 square mile.
  • Council members: Jerry Gordon, Paula Cumpton, Joseph Fletcher, Consuela Hunter and Debra K. James.
  • 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 2020, that number dropped to approximately 3,695 people in total.
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Education in Rayville, LA

  • Public schools in Richland Parish are operated by the Richland Parish School Board.
  • Three campuses serve the Town of 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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