Lea Cemetery
Franklinton, Washington Parish, Louisiana

Date: May 6, 2001

Cemetery: Lea Cemetery
Established: Between 1820 and 1850
Street: Trainor-Kennedy Property in the community of Stony Point, Louisiana
City: Franklinton, La. (Stony Point Community)
Township:
County: Washington Parish
State: Louisiana
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby: Stony Point Missionary Baptist Church
Reached by: Crossing property-private
Location: Rural-agricultural
Land: Flat
Water: No
Features: 1 Huge old oak tree. Cemetery is surrounded by chain link fence
Sign: No
Land Type: Private
Access: Permission-required
Enclosure: Fence
Gate: Non-locking
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Unmarked graves: Yes
Gravestones: 20
Broken gravestones: Yes
Toppled gravestones:
Buried gravestones: Yes
Removed Gravestones: Unknown
Weather problems: No
Pollution problems: No
Oldest grave: 1840
Newest grave: 1927
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Records location:
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Vandalized: No
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Good
Problem: Disintegrating Headstones
Work Status: Planning stages
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason:
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Contacted:

Other Information

The damage to the gravestones was caused by livestock. The cemetery was neglected even though some relatives of those buried there lived in the area. When the broken stones and overall poor condition were discovered some 20 years ago, a fence was built around the cemetery. But that has contributed to the vegetation overgrowth

Support

Submitted by:

name: Mark Lea
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