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Dorseyville in Iberville Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

St. John Baptist Church

 
 
Founder Rev, Basile Dorsey 1868-1900 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kenneth Ramagost, November 26, 2018
1. Founder Rev, Basile Dorsey 1868-1900 Marker
Inscription.  
St. John Baptist Church
Dorseyville, LA
Built in 1868
Placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places
in 1994
by the United States
Department of the Interior

Founder
Rev. Basile Dorsey
1868-1900

 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 30° 10.637′ N, 91° 9.634′ W. Marker is in Dorseyville, Louisiana, in Iberville Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Lacroix Rd and McMillian Drive, on the right when traveling north on Lacroix Rd. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31925 Lacroix Rd, White Castle LA 70788, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mayor S. J. "Blue" Guercio, III (approx. one mile away); White Alder Memorial Light (approx. 1.6 miles away); Bayou Goula (approx. 2.4 miles away); Staff Housing, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Administration Building, U.S. Public Health Service Hospital, Carville (approx. 2.4 miles away); Triumph At Carville: A Tale of Leprosy in America (approx. 2.4 miles away); Indian Camp Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Daughters of Charity (approx. 2.4 miles away).
 
St. John Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kenneth Ramagost, January 24, 2016
2. St. John Baptist Church
St. John Baptist Church community center (former Dorseyville School) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kenneth Ramagost, January 24, 2016
3. St. John Baptist Church community center (former Dorseyville School)
This community center, located across the street from St. John Baptist Church, is the old Dorseyville School. Freedmen went to school here even though the government did not allow schools for former slaves. Because it was a church owned school they could teach the children.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 749 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on November 29, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 27, 2018, by Kenneth Ramagost of Unknown, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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