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Lake Charles in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Bilbo Cemetery

 
 
Bilbo Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, March 19, 2020
1. Bilbo Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Established April 8, 1840 with the burial of Margaret Bilbo.
Burial site of John Jacob Ryan Jr. 1816-1899 Father of Lake Charles.
Earlier site of ancient Attakapa Indian village
U.S. Army Military post, Cantonment Atkinson, 1829-1832
Donated by Southwest Louisiana Historical Association.
 
Erected by Southwest Louisiana Historical Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is April 8, 1840.
 
Location. 30° 14.129′ N, 93° 13.318′ W. Marker is in Lake Charles, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish. Marker can be reached from I-10 Service Road near Veterans Memorial Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lake Charles LA 70601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cantonment Atkinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Leroy Johnson (about 600 feet away); Edward Schowalter, Jr.
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(about 600 feet away); Hulon Brooks Whittington (about 600 feet away); Homer L. Wise (about 600 feet away); John R. Kane (about 600 feet away); Jefferson J. DeBlanc (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lake Charles.
 
More about this marker. Cemetery is where I-10 Service Road turns south into Lakeshore Drive/Veterans Memorial Boulevard.
 
Bilbo Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, March 19, 2020
2. Bilbo Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 276 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 21, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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