[Louisiana Cemeteries] Abandoned private cemetery Richland Parish - Old Gwin Cemetery Civil War internments

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  • Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2009 10:22:23 -0800 (PST)

February 12, 2009

To whom it may concern:

The following cemetery report was made concerning the Old Gwin Cemetery in 
Richland Parish, Louisiana, near Dehlco. The cemetery is in disrepair.

Comment: "comments removed" - it is small,maybe 10 graves or so.it is located 
on parish farm rd. in richland parish.i really hope that someone does something 
about this soon.it is a shame to see someone forgotten like this.thank you for 
your time.. (j.m.)
 Posted Yesterday 12:38 pm 

Cemetery Report Richaland Parish Gwinn Cemetery
 The Dehlco Old Gwin Memorial Cemetery - "32º22'29&quot; N Latitude
91º45'22&quot; W Longitude per Martin  Gautier's site.  Per Find a Grave has 3 
burials that  are likely for the same named cemetery in Mangham, LA not Dehlco.

The cemetery referenced in the submission indicated only 10 or so graves and 
gathering from the info the GPS is GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 32.3744, 
Longitude: -91.7553 halfway down Parish Farm Road per Google Maps.

LARICHLA RootsWeb message posts matching "Gwin cemetery" that indicate that the 
cemetery is rural and at the time of the posting was unkept.  The recent report 
above confirms that this cemetery remains abandoned or unkept since 2003.



From the Louisiana Cemetery Preservation Wiki

Richaland Parish Gwinn Cemetery
No transcription available. 
No photographs available http://www.lagenweb.org/gpp OR Louisiana Tombstone 
Transcription Project.
Civil War internment identification courtesy of Martin Gautier's LA Cemeteries.


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