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Laurel Hill Cemetery
Hicks
Vernon Parish
Louisiana  USA

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From junction of LA Hwy. 8 and LA Hwy. 28 in Leesville, go East toward Alexandria on LA Hwy. 28 approximately 16.2 miles. Turn right (south) on Laurel Hill Cutoff Road/ Vernon #38. Sign on right side of road indicates cemetery is two miles from this location. Continue on Laurel Hill Cutoff Road/ Vernon #38 (gravel road) approximately .7 mile from the sign. Turn left (east) and continue for 1.0 mile. Church is on the right side of the road, and cemetery is to the right of the Church in the bend of the road. A sign on the gate indicates the cemetery was established in 1887.

If weather is bad, an alternate route exists which is approximately the same mileage as above route, however, the roads are paved. From Leesville, take LA Hwy. 28 toward Alexandria. Turn right (south) onto LA Hwy. 121 at Slagle/Hicks cutoff, and go 8.5 miles. Turn left onto LA Hwy. 489 and go 1.0 miles, turn left again onto Laurel Hill Road and go 2.0 miles to the Church which is on the left.

A brief history of the church is provided using information taken from the early Church minutes. Many references were made in the minutes to the graveyard. The membership would often meet at the cemetery for the purpose of cleaning the area. A meal provided by the women was enjoyed by all in attendance. This practice has continued to the present time, and as a consequence the cemetery at Laurel Hill continues to be a clean, well-kept area, a silent testimony of the respect and dignity for the final resting place for all who are buried there. Homecoming is held on the 1st Saturday in July, when descendants of the old members return to enjoy the fellowship of the church.
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Laurel Hill Cemetery
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