Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
Because families had been burying on this high spot for years, in 1819 he donated the one arpent graveyard under fence to the Catholic congregation. He was buried here himself in 1825. Cemetery was enlarged by later plantation owners, last burial in 1939. Restored 1976.
Location. 30° 24.286′ N, 91° 10.342′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker can be reached from Oxford Avenue 0.1 miles south of East Parker Boulevard, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in Highland Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70808, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Highland Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Benjamin Parker Thomas (a few steps from this marker); John Baptiste Kleinpeter (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Highland Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); March Of Galvez Louisiana State University & Surrounding Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); University Lakes & Bird Sanctuary (approx. 0.2 miles away); Delta Zeta Sorority (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . . Historic Highland Cemetery. (Submitted on March 7, 2016.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 4, 2016. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 4, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.