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Abbeville in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Old Masonic Cemetery

1869---1905

 
 
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June 30, 2017
1. The Old Masonic Cemetery Marker
Side One
Inscription.
On this site was the first of our city's three Masonic cemeteries & served Masons and Protestants alike. It has been virtually unused since 1905, although the latest tombstone reads 1954. The earliest recorded death was 1868. A.G. Maxwell donated this land to Abbeville Lodge No. 192 F. & A. M. in 1869. The first Master of the lodge, Dr. W.D. White was buried here as were several of his children. Restoration of the cemetery began in 1997 by dedicated volunteers under the auspices of the City of Abbeville, current owner of this sacred soil.

Side Two
"When the last feeble step has been taken,
And the gates of the lodge shall appear,
And the beautiful songs of the angels
Float out on the listening ear;
Then all that seems so mysterious
Will be plain and clear as the day,
And the toils of the road will seem nothing
When we get to the end of the way"

Author Unknown
 
Erected by The Old Masonic Cemetery Committee & Abbeville Lodge No. 192 F. & A.M.
 
Location. 29° 58.295′ N, 92° 8.399′ W. Marker is in Abbeville, Louisiana, in Vermilion Parish. Marker is on South Main Street north of Railroad Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Abbeville LA 70510, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
The Old Masonic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
2. The Old Masonic Cemetery Marker
Side Two
At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Saint Mary Magdalen Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Louisiana Story (approx. ¼ mile away); Pére Antoine Desiré Mégret (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Catholic Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Abbeville (approx. 0.3 miles away); Est. 1885 St. Mary Congregational Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Acadian Prairie Settlement (approx. 5.3 miles away); Bancker Ferry (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Abbeville.
 
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The Old Masonic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
June 30, 2017
3. The Old Masonic Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 2, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 68 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 2, 2017.
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