“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Magnolia Cemetery

Founded In 1883

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September 30, 2011
1. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Magnolia Cemetery was originally founded as a resting place for members of the Protestant faith. The land chosen was along Bayou Terrebonne. The original board of directors consisted of Peter Berger, John Hubbard, Lucius Suthon, John Winder, William McCollam. Initial work began with plots being mapped out behind a row of magnolia trees fronting Main Street. Mrs. Esther McCollam was determined to find a way to preserve Magnolia Cemetery, with the assistance of Miss Helen Snow Smith, Mr. John McCollam, Mr. Claude Duval, Mr. Frank Wurzlow, Jr., Mr. Roland Champagne and Mrs. Agnes Despit. Their goal was achieved with establishment of the Magnolia Cemetery Preservation Trust Fund. Many veterans from the War Between the States, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam are buried here. Several prominent citizens of Houma and Terrebonne Parish are interred here also, including U.S. Senator Allen Ellender, Sr., U.S. District Court Judge George Arceneaux, Jr., U.S. District Court Judge Hugh M. Wallis, Jr., and Elward Brady, Jr., Louisiana State Representative. In April 2006, Magnolia Cemetery was made part of the Houma Terrebonne Historic District. Much has been done
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September 30, 2011
2. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
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since 1883 to bring Magnolia Cemetery to the beautiful resting place that it is today.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is April 2006.
Location. 29° 35.907′ N, 90° 43.014′ W. Marker is in Houma, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is on West Main Street (State Highway 182) east of Gabasse Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located at the West Main Street entrance to cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houma LA 70360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A History of Terrebonne Parish (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Acadian Upheaval (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Grand Dérangement / Le Grand Dérangement (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Acadia / Nouvelle Acadie (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bayou Terrebonne (approx. 0.2 miles away); When Oysters Were King (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1834-1934 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terrebonne Parish Courthouse Square Oaks (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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