About | Madisonville
Nestled along the banks of the beautiful, deep waters of the Tchefuncte nRiver lies the historic, nostalgic Town of Madisonville, Louisiana.n
Madisonville is located north of Lake Pontchartrain, approximately 40 miles from New Orleans.
Then town is easily accessible from the south via the Lake Pontchartrain nCauseway and from the north taking I-12 to LA Highway 21 South to LA nHighway 22 and the Tchefuncte River.n
The town, originally named nCoquille, was founded by Juan Baham around 1800. Later it was nincorporated into the United States in 1810 and the name changed in nhonor of President James Madison. Retaining its character as a river ntown still today, it features marinas, recreational boating and maritimen activities of all kinds.n
Overlooking the river are some of the narea's finest restaurants, antique and specialty shops as well as a nthriving business community. Annually, Madisonville hosts thousands ofn visitors to the historic town who arrive to celebrate its' many nfestivals.n
The strong sense of historic preservation is shared byn descendants of the original settlers and new residents alike. nRestoration of many original homes continue as well as new construction nin keeping with the character of the town.n
The charm, hospitality and history make picturesque Madisonville a wonderful destination for a day, a week, or a lifetime.