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Talbert-Pierson Cemetery, Cravens

Historic Sites, Monuments, Landmarks, and Public Art (National Historic Landmark)


This historic cemetery is located off La. 112, 13 miles east of DeRidder.

The cemetery is located behind a small, white-washed church meeting house.

Louisiana cypress cribs protect the graves, which are covered in shell. These unique shelters protected early graves and family members continue the tradition with more recent burials.

Once commonly found in rural cemeteries in this part of Louisiana, these may be the last ones remaining in the state.

The site is on the National Register of Historic Places. This is also a stop along the state-recognized "Myths and Legends Byway."

Photo by Elona Weston
Photo by Elona Weston
Photo by Elona Weston

Hwy. 277
Cravens, Louisiana 70656
  • Architecture and Historical Buildings
  • Cultural History
  • Religion
This location was created on 2017-10-24 by Elona Weston, Beauregard Museum

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