Carnahan cemetery is located near the community of Lena in Rapides Parish, very close to the Natchitoches Parish line, 1/4 mile from Post Office on Lena-Flatwoods Road. Take Lena Exit off Interstate 49 North of Boyce. On the right, a few hundred yards from the Cleveland-Cunningham cemeteries is a small (10' by 10') wrought-iron enclosure with one grave and marker inside. The area has been cleared off recently, making the fence visible from road leading to the cemeteries.
Local residents who own the land on which this tiny cemetery is located, indicate that the area was once a stagecoach stop. There was a plantation nearby and periodically a physician stayed there a few days and people from the neighboring homes brought not only their own family members to him for treatment, but also their slaves. In the event of a slave's death, burial was made on the site, a short distance from the "white" cemetery. Tombstone inscriptions were recorded by Mary Parker Partain, March 1993.
GPS Coordinates: 31.4464, -92.7778
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #67157
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