The French Acadian farmers who first settled in Youngsville (they called it Royville) certainly knew opportunity when they saw it. By 1859, the settlement had grown large enough to establish St. Anne Catholic Church which still stands today and remains one of the oldest Catholic Churches in Lafayette Parish. Because of this, the name of the oldest street in the city is Church Street. By 1908, the community had grown to village status and for reasons unknown the U.S. Post Office requested a name change. Citizens chose Youngsville (meaning young village), chose a democratic form of government and elected a Mayor and three Alderman.
There are so many reasons why the City of Youngsville is the fastest growing community in Louisiana. Whether you're looking to grow personally, professionally, as a family or a business no other community offers as much opportunity to help you attain your visions or goals.
For more information, please visit our city's website: www.youngsville.us