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Directions: From Alexandria, take Interstate I-49 North to Exit # 103 north of Boyce. Turn right onto LA Hwy. 8, and go to the old LA Hwy. 1 (.2 miles past new LA Hwy. 1). Turn right and continue for 1.0 mile to Zimmerman.
Before crossing the track at Zimmerman, turn left on Red Bayou Road. Cross railroad track and go about two miles on unimproved road. Carnahan Cemetery is located on the left of a knoll just past the first and only house on the
left. Continue past the cemetery and turn left. Almost immediately, turn left again and stop at farm gate. Walk from there, as cemetery is not accessible by automobile. Permission to go inside the pasture should be obtained from
the owner of the land who lives in the house just
The Carnahan #2 aka DeLoaches Bluff Cemetery, ia about 100 yards to the left of the Carnahan #1 Cemetery, further up the hill, is a brick enclosure, about 5 or 6 feet high, with a stone base. It once had a small iron gate, and is about 30 feet by 20 feet. The bricks are homemade, the stones are similar to those scattered about the hillside, native Louisiana sandstone. The stumps inside the enclosure indicate that there was a cedar tree in each corner. One tree has been burned all around, such as might have been used for a campfire. The largest stump is about 18 inches in diameter. A living hickory tree about a foot in diameter had dropped its golden leaves and hickory nuts among the broken bricks and stones, and the cow dung was abundant everywhere. About 2 / 3 of the wall is still standing, showing what must have been expert mason work.