“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brusly in West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery

St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
1. St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  (side 1)
West Baton Rouge conveyance records reveal that on June 28, 1833, Jean Baptiste Hebert donated land for use as a cemetery for the congregation of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. With Hebertís permission, the tract had already been used as a cemetery. Around 1860, the encroaching river took the original tract. At the churchís expense, Hebertís remains were moved to the present cemetery. The present cemetery and church are on property acquired from Ambroise Blanchard in 1838.
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Ancestors of many Brusly and area residents are interred here, as noted by markers and headstones. Also interred here are veterans of military service, dating back to the Civil War. Remains of individuals from the Catholic cemetery in Lobdell were transferred to this site in 1932. According to Heck family members, many of the iron crosses in the cemetery were made by Andrť and Henri Heck, prior to 1921, in their blacksmith shop near this property. A stroll through the cemetery can be compared to walking through the pages
St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2010
2. St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery and Marker
of family history.
Erected 2010 by West Baton Rouge Historical Association.
Location. 30° 23.136′ N, 91° 14.245′ W. Marker is in Brusly, Louisiana, in West Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from South Kirkland Drive (State Highway 988) south of Bourgeois Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 402 S Kirkland Dr (River Road), Brusly LA 70719, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church/Eglise Catholique St Jean Baptiste (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Union Baptist Church (about 700 feet away); Molaisonville / St. James Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brusly, Louisiana (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Brusly Town Hall Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Open Sugar Kettles (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles P. Adams (approx. 0.4 miles away); Herbert Osborn Dickerson (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brusly.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 6, 2015. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 6, 2015.   2. submitted on August 30, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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