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Youngsville was voted as the least stressful city to live in Louisiana. Read KLFY’s story here.

Youngsville History

The City of Youngsville today still reflects its history in its people, culture, traditions and architecture. It was settled in the early 1800’s by French Acadian farmers. Prior to 1839, George Roy and his son, Desire, laid out the area and named the community “Royville”. The settlement had grown by 1859 large enough to establish one of the oldest Catholic Churches in Lafayette Parish; St. Anne Catholic Church, and had named its oldest street, Church Street. In 1908, the community had grown to village status and the U.S. Post Office requested that the community’s name be changed. The village was named “Youngsville”, meaning young village, and incorporated. It chose a democratic government, and elected Mayor and three Aldermen, to govern its people. The Village continued to develop and on January 20, 1983, Louisiana Governor David Treen declared the village, a town. The town chose as its governing body, a Mayor and five Aldermen to accommodate its population.

Youngsville has been the fastest growing town in Louisiana from 1990 to 2005. Our population has increased by over 300%. Due to the tremendous growth, Youngsville has recently been declared a city. The Mayor and five Aldermen will still govern the City of Youngsville. Although the city has extended its boundaries and expanded its services, Youngsville has remained a rural city surrounded by sugarcane farms which enjoy the unique atmosphere of an urban area of the City of Lafayette.

For more information, please visit our city’s website:

Police Department:
NON-EMERGENCIES: (337) 856-5931

Youngsville Fire Department:
Phone:(337) 856-6906

Lafayette Utilities System:
Phone: (337) 291-8280

City Hall / Waste / Water Management:
Phone:(337) 856-4181
P.O. Box 592
305 Iberia Street
Youngsville, Louisiana 70592

Lafayette Consolidated Government:

Louisiana One Call – Call Before You Dig
(800) 272-3020

Public Schools in Our District:
Ernest Gallet Elementary:
Phone: (337) 521-7690

Youngsville Middle:
Phone: (337) 856-5961

Southside High School:
Phone (337) ______

Building, Plumbing, and Electrical Permits – Planning, Zoning, and Codes
(337) 291-8461

Report Tree Limbs Over Sidewalks/Streets – Public Works
(337) 291-8517

Drainage/Clearing Streets of Tree Limbs During a Storm – Public Works
(337) 291-8517

Report Traffic Signal Problems – Traffic & Transportation
(337) 291-8568

Report Burnt Out Street Lamps
(800) ENTERGY (800-368-3749) or

FEMA Hurricane Preparedness




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