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

The American Cemetery

 
 
The American Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
1. The American Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Originally this was the site of the relocated Fort St. Jean Baptiste and the first formal burial ground at the Natchitoches Post. Graves date from the middle eighteenth century and represent the following French, Spanish and American founders. Buried here are those of all races and of all faiths. It was named the American Cemetery after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803.
 
Erected 1997 by National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, Natchitoches Chapter.
 
Location. 31° 45.262′ N, 93° 5.472′ W. Marker is in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in Natchitoches Parish. Marker is on 2nd Street north of Bossier Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2nd St #200, Natchitoches LA 71457, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Saint Jean Baptiste (a few steps from this marker); Fort St. Jean Baptiste (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The American Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Northwestern State University (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. John Sibley (approx. ¼ mile away);
The American Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
2. The American Cemetery Marker
Natchitoches and the Early American Period (approx. ¼ mile away); El Camino Real de los Tejas (approx. ¼ mile away); Bayou Amulet (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchitoches.
 
Also see . . .  American Cemetery. National Park Service (Submitted on July 26, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesForts, Castles
 
The American Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
3. The American Cemetery
Dame Marie Ann D’Artigaux Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
4. Dame Marie Ann D’Artigaux Grave
The oldest surviving grave marker, dating to 1797.
The American Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
5. The American Cemetery
1762 – 1845 Revolutionary War Patriot Jean Pierre Emanuel Prud’homme Served in the Galvez Expedition Marker placed by St. Denis Chapter NSDAR Oct. 23, 2010
John Gideon Lewis, Sr. Grave image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 3, 2017
6. John Gideon Lewis, Sr. Grave
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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