St James Parish has the richest soil in Louisiana for growing sugarcane, soybeans, and tobacco but what truly makes this parish remarkable is the richness of history, culture, and people. The abundance of industries and small family owned businesses keep this parish going.
Its central location makes it convenient for commuters to travel to either of Louisiana's two biggest cities, Baton Rouge or New Orleans. The parish is divided by the Mississippi River, keeping easy access to our more southern neighbors and giving the opportunity for employment all along the river.

**Visit the St. James Parish Government YouTube channel to watch videos showcasing why St. James Parish is the best place to Live, Work, Play, and Grow.** 

For the St. James Parish Government YouTube Channel, click here.  


In a parish like St. James, 

you will always be greeted by your neighbors.

Nature Trail at our Welcome Center



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