About Goldonna, Louisiana
Coordinates: 32°01?14?N 92°54?44?W? / ?32.02056°N 92.91222°W? / 32.02056; -92.91222Goldonna is a village in Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, United States. The population was 457 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Natchitoches Micropolitan Statistical Area. South of Goldonna along Louisiana Highway 156, one may access Saline Bayou, popular for blackwater canoeing.The village is the birthplace of the American romance author Patricia Maxwell, also known as Jennifer Blake, who resides in Quitman in Jackson Parish. Riley J. Wilson, a former U.S. representative from Louisiana's 5th congressional district who opposed Huey Pierce Long, Jr., was born in Goldonna.The mayor of Goldonna is Verna Martin Bedgood, a Democrat. The police chief is Huey Kenneth Martin, an Independent. The three aldermen are Rodney Lynn Bedgood, a Democrat, and Ben and Daniel Dupree, both Republicans. All were elected in 2006 and unopposed in 2010. The Goldonna Elementary School serves pre-kindergarten through grade 8. Pupils come from as far away as the village of Ashland to the west, where the defunct Ashland High School, closed in 1981.