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Dallas in Dallas County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

La Reunion Cemetery

 
 
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By Kayla Harper, July 26, 2020
1. La Reunion Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  

Burial place of French, Belgian, and Swiss settlers brought here 1855-58 by company for European American colonization in Texas. This site was on road from La Reunion to Willow Fish Traps set by the colonists in the Trinity. Early burials in this cemetery included aged French Grenadier Pere Lagogue; also a young child of colony director F. Cantagrel. The company failed, but certain families remained, including the Loupots, Remonds, Reverchons, and Santerres. They became business and cultural leaders in Dallas area, and used this cemetery as late as 1939 for family burials.
 
Erected 1974 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 6756.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 32° 47.01′ N, 96° 51.605′ W. Marker is in Dallas, Texas, in Dallas County. Marker is on Fish Trap Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3300 Fish Trap Road, Dallas TX 75212, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as
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By Kayla Harper, July 26, 2020
2. La Reunion Cemetery Marker
the crow flies. Western Heights Cemetery (approx. 1½ miles away); Western Heights Church of Christ (approx. 1½ miles away); The Bilbo Jitney Line (approx. 1.6 miles away); La Reunion (approx. 1.7 miles away); Propeller From The RMS Lusitania (approx. 2 miles away); Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery (approx. 2.2 miles away); Merrifield Cemetery (approx. 2½ miles away); Sunset High School (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dallas.
 
Regarding La Reunion Cemetery. The marker text does not use French letters, so La Reunion should be La Réunion and Pere should be Père.
 
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By Kayla Harper, July 26, 2020
3. La Reunion Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 47 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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