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A map of West Flordia circa 1806 From:URL and http://fcit.usf.edu/florida/maps/1800/m010802.htm
See also:The Original Constitution of West Florida, The Advocate article by: Laurie Smith Anderson
Constituion of West Florida - Louisiana State Archives - Constitutions of the World Online


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Washington Parish Cemetery Map
Links to transcriptions of cemeteries.  Alpha lists of cemeteries transcribed and notations of cemeteries not transcribed.

Also included are St. Tammany Parish cemeteries with links to available on-line transcriptions and notations of those cemeteries not transcribed.

Washington Parish - Find A Grave

Is there a cemetery in your family or in your neighborhood that is overgrown and neglected? - What Can I Do?
From the West Virginia Cemetery Preservation Association

Louisiana Speaks - Washington Parish Recovery Plan

A history of Washington Parish
´┐ŻNot Merely Perfidious but Ungrateful´┐Ż: The U.S. Takeover of West Florida" - By Robert Higgs
Source: The Independant Institute

The Walker Percy Project - Re-printed with permission from America, Vol. 170, No, 17, May 14, 1994, pp. 16-19. Samway's biography of Percy is forthcoming in 1997 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

West Florida - Inside Northside by: Ann Gilbert

205th Engineer Battalion History

Washington Parish Louisiana Bravenet Board
Post your surnames or information questions to the board

Washington Parish Decendants - Surnames
Large list of genealogy info from Washington Parish on this site!



Washington Parish Regulations and Guidelines -
§2-4-9 Burial Grounds and Cemeteries- La.R.S. 8:1 et seq Louisiana law prohibits disturbance of any known burial place for human remains for the purpose of developing or changing the use of land unless a permit is obtained from the governing authority of the city or county (the jurisdiction in which the burial site is located) or from the superior court of the county in which the burial place is located. Reinternment is required for a permit to be issued.

EXCERPT FROM: p. 201 of the code from the Washington Parish Government Website.
Downloaded on April 28, 2007.

p. 3 downloaded on May 2,2007

§112. Expropriation of abandoned private cemeteries Whenever the governing authority of any municipal corporation or parish determines that a private cemetery within its jurisdiction is not being used or maintained and is in fact abandoned or that there is no longer in existence any person or legal entity with the legal authority to operate, control, or manage an existing cemetery, it may judicially expropriate the cemetery and thereafter operate and maintain the cemetery as a public cemetery and make expenditures necessary for the acquisition, operation, and maintenance thereof. Acts 1974, No. 417, § 1. Amended by Acts 1984, No. 646, § 1.


Southeast Region
Rob Mann
Regional Archaeology Program
Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
(225) 578-6739

Nancy Hawkins
Outreach, Regional & Station Archaeology
Delta Chapter Louisiana Archaelogy Society
Contact Us

Louisiana Archeoalogy Society
Lucretia McBride
Delta Chapter LAS president
Post Office Box 1271
Grey, Louisiana USA 70359-1271
St. Charles Library
Lucretia McBride
(985) 223-0658
EMAIL: forensicgal@bellsouth.net or: fgm@dclaarchaeology.org

USGS -  http://www.usgs.gov
1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747)

More State Contacts for Archaeology
State of Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation
State of LA New Redirect
Staff Directory

Tombstone application - PDF Application for Federal Marker.

VA - Burial Flags VBA 21-2008 - Application for flag.

Standard form 180 - Copy of DD214 request.

Recovery of records - Information in obtaining military service records.

Local Contacts
Washington Parish History Preservation
Larry Miller
Columbia St., Bogalusa, LA

State Contact
Louisiana State History Preservation Officer at the National Park Service
Mrs. Laurel Wykcoff

Local CLG Coordinator

Mississippi State History Preservation Officer at the National Park Service
Mr. Elbert Williard

MS CLG Coordinator

Southeastern Louisiana University
Historical Marker Initiative:

     The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies is undertaking an assessment and photographic documentation of state-approved historical markers in eastern Louisiana as part of the greater Historical Marker Initiative. All existent markers will be catalogued as to exact location, condition and accuracy. Researchers will detail the commemorated event or place and make recommendations for additional markers needed to fully promote regional history and to protect historical sites threatened by development. selahistory@selu.edu



     The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies remains proud of its affiliation with the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association. We encourage those interested in joining the organization, or in renewing their membership, to contact SELHA President Dr. Roman Heleniak at (985) 549-2151.

      The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies is always pleased to receive letters, printed materials, and photographs which help document the history and the cultures of our region. We can, if necessary, copy photographs and manuscripts for historical research and return the originals to their owners. For more information contact The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies about contributing materials or about the Center, please.

Second Floor Rayburn Room
Linus A. Sims Memorial Library
Hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Friday
Dr. Samuel C.Hyde,Jr.,Director.


Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies
SLU 10730
Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-2151/Fax (985)549-2306

     The Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies preserves and promotes the history and the cultures of Louisiana’s Florida Parishes, southwestern Mississippi, and surrounding areas through scholarly research, publishing.

SELU information obtained online on May 8, 2007 from: Centerpeice Winter 2005-2006
Centerpiece is written by Dr. Keith M. Finley and edited by Dr. Samuel C. Hyde, Jr.

The Deep Delta Civil War Symposium is hosted the second week in June by SELU.
See also LSU Press for books on the Civil War.

Preservation Resource Center
New Orleans exclusively

The Howard-Tilton Memorial Library's Special Collections Division- preserves the library's rare or unique holdings. As one of Louisiana's major cultural resources, Special Collections is Tulane University's greatest link with the research community and helps others benefit from the international cultural treasures they preserve.

Ready Net Go Archival Internet Resources

Saving Southern Cemeteries - Georgia
Email: gaceme@aol.com
More info on Goals of Saving Southern Cemeteries

Washington State Cemeteries

Washington State Laws Regarding Cemeteries BAD LINK TO RCW Search RCW in Washington State

Cemeteries Graveyards Burying Grounds at the Political Graveyard
 Created and maintained by Lawrence Kestenbaum. Send me mail at polygon@potifos.com;
visit my homepage at .   Michigan Lawyer Likes Cemeteries - Founder of Political Graveyard. Web hosting graciously provided by Paul Haas. Page created in 1996; last changed April 6, 2007

Cemetery Relocation Info in South Carolina
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Copyright © 2003 Chicora Foundation, Inc. Last modified: 06/29/06
Laws in other States

More Sources

LAMA--Directory of Archival Repositories in Louisiana--Part I


Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings

Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring & Reconstructing Historic Buildings

Guidelines for Evaluating and Registering Cemeteries and Burial Place
Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Register, History and Education, 1992.
Text File | Text 2 PDF FILE 30.03MB

Guidelines for Identifying, Evaluating and Registering America's Historic Battlefields. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Register, History and Education, 1992.

Washington Heritage Register Implications
Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.

Preserving Your Communities Heritage
National Park Service.

Registry of those who have served - accepts submissions of your family members who have contributed in the US ARMY.

This list should also include those potentially flooded by the proposed? reservior. There are five according to the Oak Grove Blog. SAVING GRAVES SITE IS NOT ACCEPTING POSTS.

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