The Old Masonic Cemetery

The Old Masonic Cemetery (HM1ZBD)

Location: Abbeville, LA 70510 Vermilion Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 58.295', W 92° 8.399'

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1869—-1905

On this site was the first of our city's three Masonic cemeteries & served Masons and Protestants alike. It has been virtually unused since 1905, although the latest tombstone reads 1954. The earliest recorded death was 1868. A.G. Maxwell donated this land to Abbeville Lodge No. 192 F. & A. M. in 1869. The first Master of the lodge, Dr. W.D. White was buried here as were several of his children. Restoration of the cemetery began in 1997 by dedicated volunteers under the auspices of the City of Abbeville, current owner of this sacred soil.
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"When the last feeble step has been taken, And the gates of the lodge shall appear, And the beautiful songs of the angels Float out on the listening ear; Then all that seems so mysterious Will be plain and clear as the day, And the toils of the road will seem nothing When we get to the end of the way" Author Unknown
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HM NumberHM1ZBD
Additional InformationMore information on the cemetery and it's residents can be found at: http://www.vermilionhistorical.com/features/topics/biographies_old_masonic.htm
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Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceCemetery
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Placed ByThe Old Masonic Cemetery Committee & Abbeville Lodge No. 192 F. & A.M
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, July 2nd, 2017 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] GALE LUQUETTE  [2] GALE LUQUETTE  [3] GALE LUQUETTE  [4] GALE LUQUETTE  [5] GALE LUQUETTE  [6] GALE LUQUETTE  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 582971 N 3315947
Decimal Degrees29.97158333, -92.13998333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 58.295', W 92° 8.399'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 58' 17.7000" N, 92° 8' 23.9400" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)337
Can be seen from road?Yes
Is marker in the median?No
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 351-367 S Main St, Abbeville LA 70510, US
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