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 passed.
Inside an iron fence about 8 feet square, there is no sign of burials. Lying on the ground just outside this enclosure are several taller sections of wrought iron fence framing, indicating that once there was a 5 or 6' iron fence around this section of the cemetery. A crude net wire fence recently surrounded this Carnahan family plot, but has been trampled down and no longer keeps the cattle from gathering under the shelter of the trees, scrub oak, none very large. From the size of the area fenced with net, this part of the cemetery was once 50 or 60 feet square. There are only three markers here, lying down or leaning against the scrub oak. Surprisingly enough, 2 of the 3 include very clear photographs.
GPS Coordinates: 31.4453, -92.7114
- Added: 4 Aug 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2271107
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