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Cane River National Heritage Area Commission

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Cane River National Heritage Area Commission

The Cane River National Heritage Area is a United States National Heritage Area in the state of Louisiana. The heritage area is known for its Creole architecture as well as numerous other sites that preserve the multi-cultural history of the area. The heritage area includes the town of Natchitoches, Louisiana, the oldest community in the territory covered by the Louisiana Purchase. Cane River Creole National Historical Park also lies within the heritage area.

The park and the St. Augustine Catholic Church in Natchez have been included as featured destinations on the state's Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

The roughly 116,000 acres (470 km2) Cane River National Heritage Area begins just south of Natchitoches and extends south and west for about 35 miles (56 kilometers along Cane River Lake and Interstate 49 to Monette's Ferry. Other sites in the heritage area include the Kate Chopin Home site and the state historic sites of Los Adaes, Fort Jesup, and Fort St. Jean Baptiste.

External links

  • "Cane River National Heritage Area", National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary
  • , National Park Service
  • "Louisiana's African American Heritage Trail", Louisiana Travel
  • National Park Service

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