Taylor-Liberty Hill Cemetery

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Taylor-Liberty Hill Cemetery

Also known as Liberty Hill Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery

Location
Liberty Hill Road
Farmerville, Union Parish, Louisiana, 71241 USA
Memorials 1,878 added (87% photographed)

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Taylor-Liberty Hill Cemetery originated as the family graveyard on the plantation of Judge John Taylor, an early settler and first parish judge who arrived in Union Parish in 1837. The earlier marked tombstone dates from 1844, erected over the grave of John Taylor's daughter. About 1845, Taylor allowed the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church to build a meeting house near his family cemetery. In 1848, this Missionary Baptist church dissolved and reformed as Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church. Due to its association with Judge Taylor, both Liberty Hill Church and the Cemetery became referred to as "Taylor Church" and the "Taylor Cemetery" by the latter 1800s. Over the next thirty years after its formation in the early 1840s, the cemetery developed into a community cemetery. In the mid-1900s, it became known as the "Taylor-Liberty Hill Cemetery," the name by which it goes today.

There is a second, fenced section on the east side of the grounds that is severely overgrown including full size trees growing through burial sites. It is possible that this is an early African American section. The remaining stones are predominantly of one family name.

A new section has been added on the north side of the church building in recent years.

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GPS Coordinates: 32.8236008, -92.3281021

  • Added: 1 Jan 2000
  • Find a Grave Cemetery: #69112