The cemetery is completely surrounded with a hurricane fence. The main gate has a large iron arch with "Rachal's Cemetery" inscribed on top. An iron cross is on the arch.
Take I-49 North from Alexandria, get off at Exit # 107 (Lena/Flatwoods) and turn right. At stop sign on old LA Hwy. 1, turn right briefly and then back left. Continue to new LA Hwy. 1 (about .5 miles total) and turn left. Go approximately .5 miles past the Natchitoches Parish sign, and turn right on the next road toward Lock and Dam (no sign). Go 2.0 miles and turn right on Marco Road. Rachal Cemetery and the old church are located .8 miles on right side of the road. [Alternate directions: Go 2.6 miles past the Natchitoches Parish sign and turn right on Marco Road. Church & Cemetery is 4.0 miles on the left.] A small white frame Catholic church with small bell tower (no longer used as a church) is situated to the right of the cemetery. Plaque on church reads:
Renovated in memory of Mrs. Edwina Dean De Lacerda - 7 July 1899/19 October 1957
GPS Coordinates: 31.50227, -92.767
- Added: 2 Sep 2007
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2230057
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