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Leeville in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Leeville Cemetery

1905

 
 
Leeville Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2016
1. Leeville Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
On June 8, 1905, during the yellow fever epidemic, three Leeville residents:
Joseph C. Picciola, Camille Rebstock

and Adrien Lefort

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
Joseph C. Picciola

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. 9 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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Leeville Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
November 25, 2016
2. Leeville Cemetery and Marker
 
 
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 216 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 1, 2016.
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