Saturday, January 12, 2013

Springhill Cemetery Lecompte Rapides Parish

From the LAGenWeb archives c. 1992

"From Alexandria, take US Hwy. 71 south and turn right on LA Hwy. 112 (at the caution light in Lecompte). Continue through Lecompte, and turn left just BEFORE Linzay and Red Hill Cemeteries (about .3 mile). Springhill Cemetery is about 1/3 mile up this dirt road. The cemetery is very large, situated on a hill, and is well maintained as far as grounds are concerned. Many vaults and slabs are broken or sunken in the ground; several depressions are visible as most unmarked burials once had slabs of concrete or brick vaults."

"Some graves in the rear of the burial ground have slid downhill toward a ravine that leads to the bayou." 

- Submitted by Jane Parker McManus URL

A YouTube video was uploaded in July 2012 that show a few graves at this cemetery.