Leeville in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
On June 8, 1905, during the yellow fever epidemic, three Leeville residents:
Purchased this plot of land from the Martin Family for the Leeville Cemetery Co. for $95. It became a large cemetery, but with each hurricane, graves were demolished and washed away. On September 2, 1905
died of yellow fever and was buried where his tomb still stands.
Location. 29° 15.527′ N, 90° 12.921′ W. Marker is in Leeville, Louisiana, in Lafourche Parish. Marker is on Old Highway 1 south of Gateway to the Gulf Expressway (Louisiana Highway 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden Meadow LA 70357, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Leeville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Parish of Jefferson (approx. 9.4 miles away); Golden Meadow High School (approx. 9½ miles away); Golden Meadow (approx. 9.9 miles away); Cheniere Caminada Cemetery (approx. 10.2 miles away); Galliano (approx. 13.1 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2016, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2016.