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Abandoned, Endangered and Historical Louisiana Cemeteries

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

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 information topics:

  • * 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.

    Louisiana Cemetery Law

    From the Louisiana Cemetery Board
    Chapter 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.


  • Please consider filling out the contact form on this site to contribute to the blog your recent cemetery visit.
  • Freelist mailing list
  • Louisiana Saving Graves.
  • Saving Graves is currently on line with a new website.
  • Ancestry Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Message Board
  • Louisiana Cemetery Preservation - Mailing List
  • LATOMBPRESERVE is another new email list for those interested in Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
  • National 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, Reserve.
  • Louisiana Cemeteries Preservation list - The first Louisiana Cemetery Preservation List.
  • Cemetery and Burial Site Preservation- WebRing
  • Save Our Cemeteries - New Orleans
  • 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
  • Political 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) net.
  • Iberville Parish Keeper - Find a Grave Parish Keeper, Mrs./Ms. Riley
  • Minden Cemetery - Cemetery Blog by: Mrs./Ms. Shelly Brown

  • Search for cemetery records in Louisiana at by entering a surname and clicking search:

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