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St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery

 
 
St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The site of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and Cemetery was determined after the new settlement of Rayne was established. Huge wooden wheels were made and the old church from the original Poupeville settlement was mounted on them and moved to this location in 1882. The cemetery, adjacent to the church, was the only known Christian cemetery for many years, where the graves were placed in a north-south position lengthwise. According to ancient Christian customs, graves are positioned east-west so the bodies of the dead lie facing the rising sun, the symbol of Christ's resurrection. Folklore about the cemetery's misalignment has been passed down over the years in stories, but no one knows for certain why this cemetery does not follow tradition.
 
Location. 30° 13.922′ N, 92° 16.119′ W. Marker is in Rayne, Louisiana, in Acadia Parish. Marker is at the intersection of South Adams Avenue (U.S. 90) and East Anding Street, on the right when traveling north on South Adams Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 S Adams Ave, Rayne LA 70578, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacques Weil Company (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rayne Depot Square (approx. mile
St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery Marker with the cemetery in background image. Click for full size.
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2. St. Joseph's Catholic Church & Cemetery Marker with the cemetery in background
away); The Bernard Bertrand Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Senator John F. Kennedy Presidential Campaign Speech (approx. 6.4 miles away); Crowley (approx. 6.4 miles away); St. Alphonsus Church (approx. 12.2 miles away); Le Parc Du Vieux Depot (approx. 12.4 miles away); Acadia Baptist Acadamy (approx. 14 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rayne.
 
Also see . . .  A brief history of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. (Submitted on July 13, 2015.)
 
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St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
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3. St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery image. Click for full size.
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4. St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery
St. Joseph's Catholic Church image. Click for full size.
July 2, 2010
5. St. Joseph's Catholic Church
 
 
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