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Near Sugartown in Vernon Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Talbert-Pierson Cemetery

1889

 
 
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Established by members of the Talbert and Pierson families, pioneers who first settled in the area in the 1860's. Thirteen graves are covered with unique grave houses. The origins of grave houses are uncertain-some tracing the beginnings to European or Native American roots. Other sources simply attribute the custom to a form of protecting the graves before cemeteries were commonly fenced. Grave houses were a part of the Upland South tradition; this custom also included decorating graves with shells. Tradition demanded that the grave house was to be built before sunset on the day of burial. Talbot-Pierson Cemetery was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Adjacent to the cemetery is Pine Grove Methodist Church established on April 10, 1887 as part of the Sugartown circuit. The first church was located approximately one mile from the present church, which was built in 1921.
 
Erected 2003 by Vernon Parish Tourism Commission and Vernon Parish Police Jury.
 
Location. 30° 53.399′ N, 93° 3.043′ W. Marker is near Sugartown, Louisiana, in Vernon Parish. Marker is on Victor Martin Road 0.7 miles north of J Thibodeaux Loop, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pitkin LA 70656, United States of America.
 
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Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Seventh Armored Division (approx. 14.2 miles away); Camp Polk Heritage Families (approx. 14.6 miles away); Peason Ridge Heritage Families (approx. 14.6 miles away); Second Brigade Soldiers (approx. 14.6 miles away); 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (approx. 14.6 miles away); Fort Polk (approx. 14.6 miles away); a different marker also named 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) (approx. 14.6 miles away); Global War on Terrorism Monument (approx. 14.6 miles away).
 
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Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses image. Click for full size.
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3. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses image. Click for full size.
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4. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery and Marker image. Click for full size.
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5. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery and Marker
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses image. Click for full size.
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6. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses image. Click for full size.
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7. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses
Pine Grove United Methodist Church image. Click for full size.
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8. Pine Grove United Methodist Church
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses image. Click for full size.
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9. Talbert-Pierson Cemetery Grave Houses
Look closely and one can see shells on grave as described in marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 7, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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