Houma in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Founded In 1883
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 since 1883 to bring Magnolia Cemetery to the beautiful resting place that it is today.
September 30, 2011
1. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
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. Touch for map. Marker is located at the West Main Street entrance to cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Houma LA 70360, United States of America.
September 30, 2011
2. Magnolia Cemetery Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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); Saint Francis de Sales Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); YRF-4C Phantom II (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houma.
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015. This page has been viewed 196 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.