Parish (County) Seat: Vidalia
Interstates/U.S. Highways: Interstate 20 is approximatley 70 miles from Vidalia via U.S. Highway 65. Interstate 55 is approximately 60 miles from Vidalia via U.S. Highway 84.
U.S. Highways: Highway 65 is a major North/South corridor and intersects 7 interstate highways. Highway 84 is a major East/West corridor and intersects 9 interstate highways. Highway 425 ends at Interstate 530 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
LA Highways: There are numerous state highways running through Concordia Parish including Highways 15, 129, 131, 565, 568, 903 and 909.
Natchez/Adams County Port - Location: Mississippi River
(approximately 6 miles from Vidalia)
For over 30 years the Natchez Port has provided dependable service to destinations throughout the world. From the Natchez Port cargo can be shipped directly to Europe, Latin America and the Far East via LASH Barge. All destinations along the Mississippi River and the Intracoastal waterways are accessible from Natchez in both high and low water conditions. Located at Mile Marker 361.5 AHP, the Port's Terminal are complemented with and is paralleled by a natural deep water channel that allows for year round operations under all but highly unusual circumstances. The Port is served by Canadian National Rail Road and US Highways 61, 98, and 84 intersect in Natchez connecting the Port with Interstate 10, 20 and 55. The Terminals consist of two Cargo Docks, one Liquid Transfer Dock and one Roll On Roll Off site. Ample berthing of 800 feet allows for Multi task operation at cargo docks and Cargo warehousing can be accommodated. The Port specializes in handling unitized, palletized, containerize, dry bulk Liquid, Baled, Heavy Lifts and Roll on Roll off cargo.
Alexandria International Airport (AEX) - approximately 75 miles from Vidalia
Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport - approximately 85 miles from Vidalia
Monroe Regional Airport - approximately 95 miles from Vidalia
Jackson-Evers International Airport - approximately 110 miles from Vidalia
Distance to Major Cities (from Vidalia)
Dallas - 370 miles
Atlanta - 485 miles
Houston - 310 miles
New Orleans - 170 miles
Birmingham - 335 miles
Memphis - 300 miles
Little Rock - 260 miles
Electricity - Sidney A, Murray Hydroelectric Station, Concordia Electric Cooperative
Natural Gas - Atmos Energy, Southern Natural Gas Company
Water - Ridgecrest Water District, Lake St. John Water District, Monterey Water System, Maitland Water District
Sewerage - Ridgecrest Water District, Lake St. John Water District, Monterey Water System, Maitland Water District
High Speed Internet - Fiber Optics, Wireless Internet, DSL and Cable are available.
Concordia Parish, one of sixty four parishes in the state of Louisiana and is situated on the Mississippi River across from Historical Natchez, is a “Sportsman’s Paradise” with 300 miles of water, including Lake St John, Black River, Black River Lake, Red River, Ouachita River, Horseshoe Lake (Cocodrie Lake), Tensas River and Lake Concordia, which has been recognized as a trophy bass lake. Camping, cabins, bed & breakfasts, boat rentals and fishing guide services are available year round. Wild game is abundant in Three Rivers and Red River State Wildlife Management Areas, and Bayou Cocodrie National Refuge.
Concordia Parish is also blessed with a rich musical culture. Ferriday is the birthplace of entertainers Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, Leon “PeeWee” Whittaker, and evangelist Jimmy Swaggart. Concordia Parish houses the Louisiana Secretary of State Delta Music Museum, which has exhibits focusing on the history and culture of Louisiana and Mississippi’s Delta Region Music and a Museum Hall of Fame. You will find a multitude of activities taking place from day to day. We are a flourishing community filled with a growing population, great opportunities and bountiful entertainment throughout the parish.
Additional information can be found at:
Concordia Economic and Industrial Development District
Vidalia Chamber of Commerce
Vidalia Conference and Convention Center
Ferriday Chamber of Commerce
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2008 cost of living index in Concordia Parish: 78.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Avg. Temperatures (degrees farenheit)
January July Annual
High 58 91 77
Low 38 72 55
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 60.5 inches
Riverland Medical Center (source www.hospital-data.com)
Promise Hospital of Miss-Lou
Riverpark Medical Center
Natchez Regional Medical Center
Natchez Community Hospital
Alexandria VA Medical Center (approximatley 70 miles from Vidalia)