This cemetery is a reproduction created as an example of early cemeteries. Each gravesite features wrought-iron or stone markers that once belonged to lost or flooded cemeteries.
The iron crosses are typical of Spanish-French influences. The cast iron and sheet metal entrance gate is from St. Michael's Cemetery in Convent, LA. This also serves as the gravesite of four members of the Burden family.
Caption: Front view of cemetery before construction of archway, 1972.
Erected by LSU Rural Life Museum. (Marker Number 26.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 30° 24.668′ N, 91° 6.865′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Essen Lane (Highway 3064) south of Interstate 10, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4560 Essen Lane, Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Jack (a few steps from this marker); College Grove Baptist Church
More about this marker. Located on the grounds of the LSU Rural Life Museum.
Also see . . . LSU Rural Life Museum. (Submitted on February 14, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 14, 2018. It was originally submitted on February 14, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 14, 2018.