Reported via facebook August 10, 2011 by
I know of an old 19th century abandoned cemetery in Claiborne Parish that has been neglected for over 50 years. Can someone provide information on the steps necessary to preserve and maintain this cemetery? Thank you.
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You should first report the cemetery to the State of Louisiana Dept of Archaeology. Do you have driving directions and the nearest address?
Louisiana Cemetery Community You may file a report here: http://louisianacemeteries.angelfire.com/report_new.html
. State Law requires reporting within 72 hours. If you believe you have found an abandoned cemetery, please contact the Division of Archaeology at 225-342-8170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Our staff will with work with you to record the site, and assess whether it is threatened by development, erosion or other factor. We can also provide guidance on how to clean up and protect an abandoned cemetery from further decay.