Carnahan Cemetery #3

Also known as Black Cemetery

Location
Zimmerman, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorials 14 added

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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
passed.

Carnahan #3 Cemetery aka Black Cemetery is in rear or extreme right of the DeLoach area. This area was reserved for the Negroes. There were no really old tombstones here, but there are many of the same kind of mounds and depressions as on top of the hill. It is overgrown with 6 foot brier bushes. Until the cattle got in the area,
there was a wire fence around it. The fence is still there, but most of it has been trampled down by the cattle. There are several segments of iron fence, indicating it might have once been a beautiful enclosure. A few concrete vaults have been made, but only one is marked with a small homemade marker:

GPS Coordinates: 31.4453, -92.7114

  • Added: 4 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2271110