Promoting awareness is the first step to preservation

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If you believe you have found an abandoned cemetery, please contact the
Division of Archaeology at 225-342-8170 or [email protected]

Louisiana Cemetery Law defines penalties for not reporting abandoned / neglected /  historical / unknown burials within 72 hours.

"Louisiana state legislature created the Louisiana Historic Cemetery Preservation Program and Trust Fund to help identify and preserve burial grounds statewide. Among the endangered properties are small rural sites, often those of plantation and farming families (both white and black), that are poorly marked and threatened by development and decay, as well as larger inner city cemeteries that have fallen into disrepair with shifts in demographics over the years. Local and state preservation groups have a great deal of work in front of them but such efforts do tend to generate public interest and support." -- Louisiana Office of Cultural Development 2011

Cemetery Reports

Has that cemetery been reported?


Share photos, transcripts, provide location information, make a cemetery report.