“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery

St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
1. St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. (side 1)
West Baton Rouge conveyance records reveal that on June 28, 1833, Jean Baptiste Hebert donated land for use as a cemetery for the congregation of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. With Hebertís permission, the tract had already been used as a cemetery. Around 1860, the encroaching river took the original tract. At the churchís expense, Hebertís remains were moved to the present cemetery. The present cemetery and church are on property acquired from Ambroise Blanchard in 1838.
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(side 2)
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Ancestors of many Brusly and area residents are interred here, as noted by markers and headstones. Also interred here are veterans of military service, dating back to the Civil War. Remains of individuals from the Catholic cemetery in Lobdell were transferred to this site in 1932. According to Heck family members, many of the iron crosses in the cemetery were made by Andrť and Henri Heck, prior to 1921, in their blacksmith shop near this property. A stroll through the cemetery can be compared to walking through the pages of family history.
Erected 2010 by West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
Location. 30° 
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2010
2. St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery and Marker
23.136′ N, 91° 14.245′ W. Marker is in Brusly, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from South Kirkland Drive (State Highway 988) south of Bourgeois Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 S Kirkland Dr (River Road), Brusly LA 70719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Molaisonville / St. James Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brusly, Louisiana (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles P. Adams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Original Brusly High School (approx. half a mile away); Antioch Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Lukeville School (approx. 0.7 miles away); Historic Cinclare Plantation (approx. 0.9 miles away); The Back Brusly Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Brusly.
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