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

Prairieville Cemetery

Prairieville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
February 5, 2011
1. Prairieville Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The site of this cemetery, being one of the highest spots in east Ascension Parish, was used to bury those who died during crevasses. About the year 1785, Joseph Dupuy donated it as a non-sectarian cemetery, including slaves and Indians.

Joseph Dupuy, a bachelor, had the following immediate relatives:
Three sisters
Celeste Dupuy, wife of Leon Duplessis,
Mrs. John Parent, and
Mrs. Stanislas Braud.

One brother
Trasimond Dupuy

The above information was given by L.B. "Cap" Duplessis, a descendent of the above donor.

Erected 1967.
Location. 30° 17.461′ N, 90° 58.472′ W. Marker is in Prairieville, Louisiana, in Ascension Parish. Marker is on Duplessis Road 0.2 miles east of Old Jefferson Highway (Louisiana Route 73), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prairieville LA 70769, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ascension Parish Negro Fair Association, Inc. / Ascension Parish Negro Fairgrounds (approx. 0.9 miles away); Bayou Manchac (approx. 3.8 miles away); Galveztown
Prairieville Cemetery image. Click for full size.
February 5, 2011
2. Prairieville Cemetery
(approx. 6.2 miles away); Port Vincent (approx. 7.9 miles away); The Old Saint Gabriel Church (approx. 8 miles away); St - Gabriel (approx. 8.1 miles away); St. Gabriel Church (approx. 8.1 miles away); Ashland (approx. 8.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Prairieville.
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