Madisonville Cemetery
Madisonville, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

Date: November 13, 2000

Cemetery: Madisonville Cemetery
Street: 301 Main Street
City: Madisonville
Township:
County: St Tammany
State: Louisiana
Nation: USA
Zip: 70447
Nearby: Hwy 21 & Bayou Dezire
Land Type: Private
Status: Active
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: numerous 30 +
Oldest grave: 1800
Newest grave: 1999
Records: Yes
Inventory: No
Records location:
Owner: Decedents from original deed 1848
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Encroachment
Removed Headstones
Access denied
Apathy
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts: Town of Madisonville, Dept of Archeology, Save our Cemeteries, St Tammany Parish Clerk of Court
Work Status: Planning stages

Support Contacts

We are a group of local citizens trying to save our heritage. The cemetery was originally given to a group of 10 - 15 citizens of Madisonville in 1848. In 1939 Mr. Theodore Dendinger had a map drawn up and placed a line through the property claiming it as his. No records at the Parish land office exist to substantiate his ownership. These graves that existed were always known to be either pauper or slave graves. There are also stories of Civil War graves there as well. In the past 2 years Mr. Dendinger's grandson Mr. John Poole has covered the property with 5' of fill and put up a bulk head. We need help!!

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Bonnie Davis Fruge'
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