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Grand Isle in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Cheniere Caminada Cemetery

 
 
Cheniere Caminada Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Collins, December 21, 2012
1. Cheniere Caminada Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Settled by Indians,"Isle of the Chitamachas" was later owned by Francisco Caminada. Known as "Chico Isle", as "Chita", as Caminadaville. It was home to pirates, fishermen and farmers. On Oct. 1, 1893, a fast moving, late season hurricane from the southwestern gulf swept in winds, a tidal surge, and waves that destroyed all but 13 of over 300 family homes and killed over 750 of the 1500 inhabitants. Some were swept out to sea. Most were buried in mass graves in this cemetery. Some surviving relatives resettled in the area. Most moved to form new communities in Lafourche and Jefferson parishes.
 
Erected 1996 by Cheniere Hurricane Centennial & Lafourche Heritage Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1893.
 
Location. 29° 12.294′ N, 90° 3.532′ W. Marker is in Grand Isle, Louisiana, in Jefferson Parish. Marker is on State Highway 1, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Isle LA 70358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Parish of Jefferson (approx. 1.7 miles away); Grand Isle (approx. 5.6 miles away); Fort Livingston (approx. 5.6 miles away); a different marker also named Grand Isle (approx. 5.6 miles away); 32 - Pounder (approx. 5.6 miles away); Grand Isle, Louisiana (approx. 7˝ miles away); Leeville (approx. 10 miles away); Leeville Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Isle.
 
Additional keywords. Grand Isle; Louisiana
 
Highway view. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Collins, December 21, 2012
2. Highway view.
Actual Cemetery with cross '1968'. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Collins, December 21, 2012
3. Actual Cemetery with cross '1968'.
Historic Site Plaque Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rick Collins, December 21, 2012
4. Historic Site Plaque Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 21, 2012, by Rick Collins of Grand Isle, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 1,069 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 21, 2012, by Rick Collins of Grand Isle, Louisiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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