(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
French Settlement is a village in Livingston Parish. The population was 1,073 in the 2020 census.
French Settlement was settled in 1800 via the Amite River by French, German, and Italian immigrants. The area was a thriving center of commerce, including cypress sawmills, animal trappers, shingle-making, farms, and a steamboat port.
French Settlement has four properties on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Livingston Parish, Louisiana.
The village has a total area of 2.7 square milesand is located at GPS 30.295278, -90.795000
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