|A number of Louisiana cemeteries do not appear on the USGS maps and
are unknown, abandoned, or endangered. This website, wikispace and blog is
to organize and support the historical significance of Louisiana
cemeteries and Louisiana cemetery preservation as well as make others
aware of an unknown cemetery. Those interested may be genealogists,
historians, society members, parish government, churches or community
members, those familiar with using remote sensing equipment and GPS in
locating cemeteries.(In order to identify cemeteries to USGS for
inclusion, GIS coordinates must be given.)|
About Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Wikispace
* The State of Louisiana laws pertaining to the creation, upkeep, and
preservation of both local cemeteries and historical cemeteries.
* The Louisiana Cemetery Board is an organization in charge of certain
cemeteries, certain cemetery laws, trusts and liscening pertaining to
cemeteries in Louisiana. (See their webpage for further information.
Changes "amended" in 2006).
* Each parish in Louisiana has (or should have) its own set of laws
governing the care of our cemeteries.
* Louisiana Saving Graves Yahoo Group was created by Saving Graves in
an effort to promote Cemetery Preservation in Louisiana.
* This wiki is in support of Saving Graves, Historic Preservation,
USGeoGen, USGenWeb and LAGenWeb.
This wiki is set as
a public space for community members, genealogists, geochachers, concerned
citizens and organizations who would like to locate and support the
preservation of unknown, abandoned, historical or endangered cemeteries in
Louisiana. It is a place for public contribution for the following
Louisiana Cemetery Law
From the Louisiana Cemetery
3 Expropriation of abandoned private cemeteries Whenever the
governing authority of any municipal corporation or parish
determines that a private cemetery within its jurisdiction is not
being used or maintained and is in fact abandoned or that there is no
longer in existence any person or legal entity with the legal authority to
operate, control, or manage an existing cemetery, it may judicially
expropriate the cemetery and thereafter operate and maintain the cemetery
as a public cemetery and make expenditures necessary for the acquisition,
operation, and maintenance thereof. Acts 1974, No. 417, 1. Amended by Acts
1984, No. 646, 1.
filling out the contact form on this site to contribute to the blog your recent
Saving Graves is currently
on line with a new website.
Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Message Board
Cemetery Preservation - Mailing List
is another new email list for those interested in Louisiana Cemetery
Cemeteries in Louisiana - alexandria, Baton Rouge, Port Hudson, see
also state cemeteries Northwest Louisiana Veterans cemetery Keithville, LA
and State Veteran homes; Bossier , Jacskson, Jennings, Monroe,
Cemeteries Preservation list - The first Louisiana Cemetery Preservation List.
and Burial Site Preservation- WebRing
Save Our Cemeteries -
Google Patoutville Cemetery
Google Shreveport Cemetery Preservation, Oakland
Cemetery Records Online - Louisiana
Tombstone Inscription State Page - Louisiana
I Dream Of Genealogy Cemetery Records - Louisiana
Find A Grave- Louisiana
Search by: Name, Home, Location
Graveyard. Louisiana Index ;
Burial places of politicians.
Liberty Chapel Cemetery - PO Box 91, Dry Prong, LA
Located in Grant Parish, Louisiana
Caddo Parish - Oakland Cemetery Preservation - Mr. Hines S. Vaughn, PO
Box 5221, Shereveport, LA 71135-5221 email: hvaughan1@comcast (nospamDOT)
Keeper - Find a Grave Parish Keeper, Mrs./Ms. Riley
Minden Cemetery -
Cemetery Blog by: Mrs./Ms. Shelly Brown