A number of Louisiana cemeteries do not appear on the USGS maps and are unknown, abandoned, or endangered. This list is to organize and support the historical significance of Louisiana cemeteries and Louisiana cemetery preservation as well as make others aware of an unknown cemetery. Those interested in this list may be genealogists, historians, society members, parish government, churches or community members, those familiar with using remote sensing equipment and GPS in locating cemeteries. (In order to identify cemeteries to USGS for inclusion, GIS coordinates must be given.) Promoting awareness is the first step to preservation.