Welcome to the Village of Folsom Website. Our
quaint and cozy village is located in the rolling hills and towering
pines of Northwest St. Tammany Parish.
Folsom was established in 1904 at the Alma Post Office which was
located 12 miles north of Covington. George N. Fendlason,
the founder, is said to have named the town after President Grover
Cleveland's wife, Francis Folsom Cleveland. A depot was later built
in 1905 and Folsom became a notable logging community. By 1908, the
village had made such significant progress that a plan was set to
begin its incorporation. Finally, on March 12, 1915, the Village of
Folsom was incorporated into the State of Louisiana.
June of 1908 the St. Tammany Farmer, a local newspaper, reported
that Folsom had several prosperous general merchandise stores, a
drug store, a barbershop, a meat market, and what was said to be,
"one of the best hotels you could find anywhere". Business was
booming in this quiet and peaceful area. Soon, Folsom would mature
into what is now referred to as "God's Country".
Today, the town of Folsom is a community well known for its
flourishing plant nurseries and beautiful horse farms. The
countryside is dotted with exotic animal farms such as emu and
ostrich. It's character and country charm is cherished and
appreciated by residents and visitors alike.
Again, we welcome you to the Village of Folsom and we hope our
southern hospitality comforts you!