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Celebrating 300 Years of Rich History

The town of Washington, Louisiana’s third oldest settlement, is celebrating its tricentennial in 2020. Among the events planned are an antique car show, poster design contest, speaker series and high tea.

We invite you to visit our website frequently to see what’s in the works for our Tricentennial celebration.

With its rich agricultural region and proximity to Bayou Courtableu, the Town of Washington quickly became the 19th century’s largest steamboat port between New Orleans and St. Louis. Cotton, cattle, sugar and molasses were the primary exports of the day. This bustling trade was largely responsible for the wealth of antebellum plantation homes and Victorian architecture which give Washington its quaint character today. In fact, 80% of its buildings are of historic or architectural significance.

The old Steamboat Warehouse on Bayou Courtableau not only serves as a reminder of the town’s halcyon days, it’s also a renowned restaurant that attracts visitors from all over the country. Many of the brick commercial buildings that still dot Main Street maintain their 19th century ornamental store fronts, down to the blocker tie rings that secured horses.

From big to small to always down-to-earth, the Town of Washington has something for everyone. Come see us and celebrate 300 years of rich history.

 

Mayor Dwight Landreneau has declared a Local State of Emergency for the Town of Washington.  To read the letter from our Mayor ... click here...

 

To Read the Letter from Mayor Dwight Landreneau and Chief Latoya Trent to the Citizens of The Town of Washington please click here...

 

To Read information about Traffic Citations please click here...

 

 

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Town Council Meeting and Public Hearings

8/14/2020

Monday, August 17, 2020 there will be a Public Hearing at 5:30 PM, a second Public Hearing at 5:45 PM and a regular meeting of the Town Council at 6:00 PM.

Click here for agendas.

Join the meeting by dialing 978-990-5084, enter access code 1313774.

 

August 2020 Newsletter

8/10/2020

Enjoy town news from the August 2020 edition of "In and About Washington".  The newsletter is published by Jim Bradshaw, with cost underwritten by Washington State Bank.

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Lowe's - LISC Grants for Small Businesses

7/26/2020

Thanks to a $55 million significant commitment grant from Lowe's, LISC (Local Initiative Support Corporation) will provide emergency grant assistance that small businesses desperately need to stay afloat due to the COVID crisis.

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