Historic Rapides Cemetery

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HISTORIC RAPIDES CEMETERY



A Love Your Parks Tour Mission Possible Story on Family History, by Nancy J. Reid and Lisa D. Smith, assigned by Holly T. Hansen of FamilyHistoryExpos.com

Hear Nancy & Lisa’s Big Blend Radio conversation with Bobby Hynson during their visit to Rapides Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana.

Rapides Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on June 15, 1979. We toured this historic cemetery with Bobby Hynson when we visited Alexandria, which is about an hour’s drive from Cane River Creole National Historical Park and the Cane River National Heritage Area. The entire region is rich in Civil War, WWII, lumber, plantation and cultural history.

Established in 1780, Rapides Cemetery is the oldest public burial ground in central Louisiana. There are above ground tombs, some with upright monuments, as well as tombs in the ground. Listen to our fascinating Big Blend Radio conversation with Bobby Hynson, and enjoy the slide show. Are your ancestors possibly resting there?

 

The cemetery is maintained by the Historical Association of Central Louisiana. Learn more at http://www.thehacl.org/rapides-cemetery

Natchitoches, LA

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