Cheneyville is located in the Parish of Rapides and is a part of the Alexandria LMSA. The town has a total area of about 2.7 sq. kms. with an elevation of about 67 ft. from the ground level. Cheneyville was named after the settler William Cheney. Most of the local population are primarily engaged with the education, healthcare, trade and services in the region. Some are also economically engaged in trade with nearby towns and cities.