Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Morehouse Parish Cemeteries

On March 30, 2008 the following post indicated several cemeteries in Morehouse Parish were neglected and or abandoned. Three of those cemeteries, (Chapel Cemetery-Beagle Club Rd., Whispering Pines Cemetery-Martin L. King South and Howard's Hill Cemetery-Collinston), are under investigation by the Police Jury in order to correct issues of neglect. [ June 23, 2008 ]
Abandoned cemetery: (Alexander) Lawson Cemetery at Levee Road & HIghway 165 North, Bastrop, LA, in woods beyond field that fronts HIghway 165 North.

Neglected Cemeteries: (1) Cooper Lake Cemetery at Cooper Lake Road between Jeannie Road and Warner Road, Bastrop, LA; (2) Wimberly Cemetery (aka Pipe's Cemetery), Oak Ridge, LA; turn left on Avenue Road (HIghway 134) for 1.5 miles to Pipe Lane in Oak Ridge, LA. Turn left on Pipe Lane, drive for about one-half mile for cemetery on left. (3) Washington Chapel Cemetery: From HIghway 425 North turn left on Beagle Club Road. Turn left from Beagle Club Road onto Copeland Road, Bastrop, LA. Travel three-tenths of a mile to a locked double gate on the right side of Copeland Road before it deadends. Cemetery is through the double gate behind a dilapidated building. The cemetery also extends into the overgrowth of trees to the right of the unmowed front portion of this cemetery; ((4) Whispering Pines Cemetery, from the intersection of Commerce Avenue and Martin Luther King Road South, travel one-tenth of a mile on Martin Luther King Drive South. Whispering Pines Cemetery is on your left. (5) Howell Cemetery (aka Howard's Hill Cemetery), Collinston, LA.