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Shreveport in Caddo Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Star Cemetery

Historic Site

 

Shreveport

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
1. Star Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Opened in 1883. City's first Black Cemetery established by and for Black citizens. Many prominent early African-American Shreveporters are buried here, From 1868 to 1874 this site was the campus of Shreveport University, a Baptist College. Entrance located 500 feet NW of this marker.
 
Erected by Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau.
 
Location. 32° 29.374′ N, 93° 46.008′ W. Marker is in Shreveport, Louisiana, in Caddo Parish. Marker is on Texas Avenue (U.S. 80) west of Levy Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shreveport LA 71103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Joseph's Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Central School (approx. 0.8 miles away); First Shriners Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); World's First Shriners Hospital (approx. 0.8 miles away); Snyder House (approx. 0.9 miles away); St. Paul's Methodist Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thigpen Mansion
Star Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, August 30, 2019
2. Star Cemetery Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Land House (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shreveport.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 22, 2019, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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