Green Cemetery African American

Location
Rapides, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
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When first seeking information on a Sallie G. Boss, an obit was located in the Alexandria Newspaper "The Town Talk" published on 6 sep 1985, it was written in the obit that she was buried at Green Cemetry, research on FaG did not turn up a Green Cemetery in Rapides Parish. Searches on google turned up the site usgwarchives.net and a transcription of this cemetery that was done in 1990 by a Jane Parker McManus.

The cemetery is stated to be about 6.2 miles from Alexandria if you go west on Hwy 28. She wrote that at the first bridge you bear left, that Belgard Bend Road is a loop, go 4/10ths of a mile and turn right onto Texada Road. Cross Bridge bearing right and go 9/10ths of a mile. She notes that the cemetery is on the left and near the road but sometimes not visible.

This cemetery was first a slave cemetery and later was used by the Green Family who moved here to work the farm. Much of the history came from a Mr. Robert Lloyd, spouse of Camille Boss Lloyd who is buried at the cemetery, in 1990 when the transcription of this cemetery was done Mr. Lloyd was then 83 years old.Please use link below to read a more detailed history of this cemetery.

It is noted that some burials are outside the fence and many others inside the fence. This Cemetery was also known as The Dawson Graveyard, part of her transcription tells of the history of this cemetery being first used to bury slaves and later used by the Green Family and/or their spouses and their family. Here is the link to that site that will reveal that information in her copyrighted article. Dawson Graveyard-Green Cemetery

GPS Coordinates: 31.29743, -92.61553

  • Added: 14 Nov 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2627766