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    Regarding FOWLER CEMETERY or UNKNOWN cemetery Jackson Parish the LA DEPT of ARCH responded with hopes that the Regional DEPT OF ARCH may be able to get an
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      Regarding FOWLER CEMETERY or UNKNOWN cemetery Jackson Parish the LA DEPT of ARCH responded with hopes that the Regional DEPT OF ARCH may be able to get an update on the condition of this cemetery.

      --- In LouisianaCemeteryPreservation@yahoogroups.com, "Louisiana Cemeteries" <louisianacemeteries@...> wrote:
      >
      > Dear LA DEPT ARCH
      >
      > An email was also sent to SHERIFF of Jackson Parish, LA AG, LA REGIONAL DEPT ARCH and POLICE JURY with regards to this unknown cemetery on or near a pipeline located near 2270 Zoar Rd. Please see the email sent below:
      >
      > --- On Sat, 2/5/11, Louisiana Cemeteries <louisianacemeteries@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > From: Louisiana Cemeteries <louisianacemeteries@...>
      > Subject: UNKNOWN Cemetery and OLD VERNON CEMETERY - Jackson Parish
      > To: abrown@...
      > Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011, 11:29 AM
      >
      > Dear Sheriff;
      >
      > I am looking over reports from the Louisiana Saving Graves archives of abandoned, unknown and neglected cemeteries and have discovered a report for Jackson Parish Louisiana that is outstanding from 2001. This cemetery is NOT listed with the LAGenWeb Archives currently. Meaning that it is hidden, unknown and likely historical.
      >
      > A cemetery was found in 2001 containing a single headstone on or near a pipeline at the residence of the time (2001) of FAULK at 2270 Zoar Rd. To the recollection of the 2001 submission there were other headstones available at one time (4 to 6) including a fence surrounding this cemetery in 1960. As of 2001 no fence existed and the remaining graves were lost (vandalized, heaedstones moved , buried in debris ?) It has been said that this cemetery WAS RESTORED in the 1960's by a pipeline company to include a fence. The only remaining headstone (2001) was for "Mary Fowler age 19" and was witnessed by P. Myer according to the report given in 2001.
      >
      > I am reporting this to your office to assure that this cemetery is not being either destroyed further by its property owners or vandals. (All traces of this cemetery may now be gone. It is unknown at this time.) Louisiana Cemetery Law and Louisiana Historic Cemetery Preservation Law requires reporting of unknown, abandoned etc cemeteries NOT in active use where graves are older than 50 years.
      >
      > The information about FOWLER cemetery [an UNKNOWN cemetery] was forwarded to the AG, the Dept of LA ARCH regional director and to your office in hopes that more information could be gained about the CURRENT condition of this cemetery and to FOSTER an awareness and PROTECTION from further destruction, identify its GIS location and make a written record of its potential historical significance for Jackson Parish.
      >
      > Thank you for responding to the initial email :)
      >
      > Have a great day.
      >
      > Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > louisianacemeteries@...
      >
      >
      >
      > --- On Wed, 2/2/11, abrown@... <abrown@...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > From: abrown@... <abrown@...>
      > Subject: RE: [SPAM] UNKNOWN Cemetery and OLD VERNON CEMETERY - Jackson Parish
      > To: "Louisiana Cemeteries" <louisianacemeteries@...>
      > Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2011, 11:16 AM
      >
      > I am in receipt of this email but I am not sure what kind of help you are asking for. Please advise me and I will do my best to assist you.
      >
      >
      > Andy Brown,
      > Sheriff of Jackson Parish
      >
      >
      > -------- Original Message --------
      > Subject: [SPAM] UNKNOWN Cemetery and OLD VERNON CEMETERY - Jackson
      > Parish
      > From: Louisiana Cemeteries <louisianacemeteries@...>
      > Date: Tue, February 01, 2011 8:21 am
      > To: Joe Saunders <saunders@...>, AG Louisiana
      > <CivilInfo@...>, abrown@...,
      > kpardue@...
      >
      > Dear AG, Jackson Parish Sheriff, Jackson Parish Police Jury, LA DEPT REG ARCH;
      >
      > Fowler cemetery was known in 2001 to have only one headstone left for MARY FOWLER age 19 and being located on the property of FAULK residents on or near 2270 Zoar Rd on a pipeline. The person identifying this cemetery indicated that to their recollection, 8-10 more headstones and burials existed at one time at this location. LA-Cemeteries.com does NOT list this cemetery as FOWLER cemetery nor is this cemetery listed as an UNKNOWN in Jackson Parish on la-cemeteries.com (yet). This is not an active cemetery to my knowledge. Cemetery circa 1840-1850 It is said that this cemetery is also near Pleasant Hill church, which is identified by USGS.
      >
      > OLD VERNON CEMETERY PHOTO GATE Attached contact for history background at the bottom of this email.
      >
      >
      > From the 2001 report on FOWLER LONE GRAVE:
      >
      >
      > The cemetery needs infrared imaging to determine the location of all the missing graves. The trees have shed leaves and there is presently mulch over the graves, making their location unable to be determined any longer.[in 2001] There is one existing marker present, grave of Mary Fowler, died age 19 [in 2001]. A fence needs to be put up and underbrush cleared from cemetery and a path provided to the cemetery. There are headstones buried beneath the underbrush and fallen leaves and these need to be found and restored or replaced.
      >
      > From SAVING GRAVES ARCHIVE
      > Fowler Cemetery Jackson Parish
      > Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > Monday, 26 April 2010 18:45 -
      > Saving Graves
      > Site Map
      > Fowler Cemetery
      > Chatham, Jackson County, Louisiana
      > Cemetery: Fowler
      > Other:
      > Sign: No
      > Street: 2270 Zoar Road
      > City: Chatham, about 10 miles east and south of Chatham off hwy 34
      > Township:
      > County: Jackson
      > State: Louisiana
      > Nation: United States
      > Zip: 71226
      > Status: Abandoned
      > Size: Small
      > Directions: cemetery is located on property of Lynn Faulk. From Chatham, travel west on hwy
      > 34 towards Winnfield. Go about 6 miles and turn left onto Zoar Road. Go about 5 miles, go past
      > Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and you will see brick house on right just past church. This is David
      > Faulk, father of Lynn Faulk. The cemetery is located on an pipeline next to house of David and
      > Lynn Faulk, on the right hand side of the road. There is presently one marker, but, many graves
      > unmarked.
      > Type: Road-public
      > Location: Rural-woods
      > Terrain: Level
      > Watersource: No
      > Features: located next to a gas pipeline, there is much underbrush and small trees
      > Land Type: Private
      > Access: Permission-required
      > Enclosure: None
      > Gate: None
      > Established: mid 1800's
      > Gravestones: 8-10 remembered, presently only 1 marker
      > Oldest: 1840-1850
      > Newest: unknown
      > Removed: Unknown
      > Relocated: Unsure
      > Repairs: Yes
      > Methods: Other
      > Restoration: No
      > Association: No
      > Records: Unsure
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      > Fowler Cemetery Jackson Parish
      > Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > Monday, 26 April 2010 18:45 -
      > Inventory: No
      > Records location:
      > Landscaping: No
      > Paths: No
      > Trees: Yes
      > Crypts: No
      > Fencing: No
      > Walkways: No
      > Brickwork: No
      > Ironwork: No
      > Sculpture: No
      > Fountains: No
      > Roads: No
      > Buildings: No
      > Cement: Yes
      > Granite: Yes
      > Marble: Unsure
      > Native Stone: Unsure
      > Slate: Unsure
      > Other Stone: Unsure
      > Wood: Unsure
      > Materials: Unsure
      > Architectural: Unsure
      > Angels: Unsure
      > Draperies: Unsure
      > Fraternal: Unsure
      > Hands: Unsure
      > Lambs: Unsure
      > Monograms: Unsure
      > Plants: Unsure
      > Photos: Unsure
      > Religious: Unsure
      > Scrollwork: Unsure
      > Urns: Unsure
      > Other Carvings: Unsure
      > Condition: Cemetery destroyed
      > Unmarked: Yes
      > Broken: Yes
      > Toppled: Yes
      > Disintegrating: Yes
      > Buried: Yes
      > Weather problems: Yes
      > Pollution problems: No
      > Vandalized: No
      > Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
      > Vegetation: Trees
      > 2 / 3
      > Fowler Cemetery Jackson Parish
      > Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > Monday, 26 April 2010 18:45 -
      > Vegetation: Ground-Cover
      > Drainage: Good
      > Owner: Private
      > Use:
      > Bordering: Woods
      > Change: Unknown
      > Reason:
      > Visited: Unknown
      > Archeology: No
      > Habitat: Unknown
      > Contacted: I have not contacted anyone.
      > Needs
      > The cemetery needs infrared imaging to determine the location of all the missing graves. The
      > trees have shed leaves and there is presently mulch over the graves, making their location
      > unable to be determined any longer. There is one existing marker present, grave of Mary
      > Fowler, died age 19. A fence needs to be put up and underbrush cleared from cemetery and a
      > path provided to the cemetery. There are headstones buried beneath the underbrush and fallen
      > leaves and these need to be found and restored or replaced.
      > Other Information
      > Whenever I was a child in the mid 1960's, a gas pipeline came through, just across the road
      > from my childhood home. It ran into the cemetery and this pipeline company restored the
      > cemetery, placed a fence around the graves and I remember there being at least 4 markers and
      > also several unmarked graves. From memory, I recall there being a Reverend Fowler, possibly
      > James, around age 56 and also a 19 year old female, Mary Fowler. The dates were mid 1800's.
      > The gas pipeline is still there in operation and maybe one could locate or contact the gas
      > company and enquire about the records they may have for the cemetery restoration. There
      > were some markings on the headstones, but, I can not recall what they were.
      > Support
      > I do not know anyone else to contact about the cemetery.
      > Submitted by:
      > name: Penny Myers
      > Email: pmyers@...
      > Date: December 23, 2001
      > 3 / 3
      >
      > There is a cemetery committee for OLD VERNON CEMETERY info submitted by Cheryl Hightower Parish for A. Walker.
      >
      > contact Mrs Walker @ (318) 249-4344
      > or write @ Allie Bell Walker
      > 5381 hwy. 146
      > Ruston, Louisiana 71270
      >
      >
      > Photographs for OLD VERNON Cemetery 2001 (More photos possible) submitted by Cheryl Hightower Parish for A. Walker.
      > http://www.flickr.com/photos/32958212@N08/sets/72157625824405755
      >
      >
      > Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > louisianacemeteries@...
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In LouisianaCemeteryPreservation@yahoogroups.com, Louisiana Cemeteries <louisianacemeteries@> wrote:
      > >
      > > This information was recently submitted.
      > >
      > > Fowler cemetery was known in
      > > 2001 to have only one headstone left for MARY FOWLER age 19 and being
      > > located on the property of FAULK residents on or near 2270 Zoar Rd on a
      > > pipeline.  The person identifying this cemetery indicated that to their
      > > recollection, 8-10 more headstones and burials existed at one time at
      > > this location.  LA-Cemeteries.com does NOT list this cemetery
      > > as FOWLER cemetery nor is this cemetery listed as an UNKNOWN in Jackson
      > > Parish on la-cemeteries.com (yet).  This is not an active cemetery to
      > > my knowledge. Cemetery circa 1840-1850 It is said that this cemetery is
      > > also near Pleasant Hill church, which is identified by USGS.
      > >
      > > OLD VERNON CEMETERY PHOTO GATE Attached contact for history background at the bottom of this email.
      > >
      > >
      > > From the 2001 report on FOWLER LONE GRAVE:
      > >
      > >
      > > The
      > > cemetery needs infrared imaging to determine the location of all the
      > > missing graves. The trees have shed leaves and there is presently mulch
      > > over the graves, making their location unable to be determined any
      > > longer.[in 2001] There is one existing marker present,
      > > grave of Mary Fowler, died age 19 [in 2001]. A fence needs to be put up
      > > and underbrush cleared from cemetery and a path provided to the
      > > cemetery. There are headstones buried beneath the underbrush and fallen leaves and these need to be found and restored or replaced.
      > >
      > > From SAVING GRAVES ARCHIVE
      > > Fowler Cemetery Jackson Parish
      > > Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > > Monday, 26 April 2010 18:45 -
      > > Saving Graves
      > > Site Map
      > > Fowler Cemetery
      > > Chatham, Jackson County, Louisiana
      > > Cemetery: Fowler
      > > Other:
      > > Sign: No
      > > Street: 2270 Zoar Road
      > > City: Chatham, about 10 miles east and south of Chatham off hwy 34
      > > Township:
      > > County: Jackson
      > > State: Louisiana
      > > Nation: United States
      > > Zip: 71226
      > > Status: Abandoned
      > > Size: Small
      > > Directions: cemetery is
      > > located on property of Lynn Faulk. From Chatham, travel west on hwy
      > > 34 towards Winnfield. Go about 6 miles and turn left onto Zoar Road. Go about 5 miles, go past
      > > Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and
      > > you will see brick house on right just past church. This is David
      > > Faulk, father of Lynn Faulk. The cemetery is located on an pipeline next to house of David and
      > > Lynn Faulk, on the right hand side of the road. There is presently one marker, but, many graves
      > > unmarked.
      > > Type: Road-public
      > > Location: Rural-woods
      > > Terrain: Level
      > > Watersource: No
      > > Features: located next to a gas pipeline, there is much underbrush and small trees
      > > Land Type: Private
      > > Access: Permission-required
      > > Enclosure: None
      > > Gate: None
      > > Established: mid 1800's
      > > Gravestones: 8-10 remembered, presently only 1 marker
      > > Oldest: 1840-1850
      > > Newest: unknown
      > > Removed: Unknown
      > > Relocated: Unsure
      > > Repairs: Yes
      > > Methods: Other
      > > Restoration: No
      > > Association: No
      > > Records: Unsure
      > > 1 / 3
      > > Fowler Cemetery Jackson Parish
      > > Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > > Monday, 26 April 2010 18:45 -
      > > Inventory: No
      > > Records location:
      > > Landscaping:
      > > No
      > > Paths: No
      > > Trees: Yes
      > > Crypts: No
      > > Fencing: No
      > > Walkways: No
      > > Brickwork: No
      > > Ironwork: No
      > > Sculpture: No
      > > Fountains: No
      > > Roads: No
      > > Buildings: No
      > > Cement: Yes
      > > Granite: Yes
      > > Marble: Unsure
      > > Native Stone: Unsure
      > > Slate: Unsure
      > > Other Stone: Unsure
      > > Wood: Unsure
      > > Materials: Unsure
      > > Architectural: Unsure
      > > Angels: Unsure
      > > Draperies: Unsure
      > > Fraternal: Unsure
      > > Hands: Unsure
      > > Lambs: Unsure
      > > Monograms: Unsure
      > > Plants: Unsure
      > > Photos: Unsure
      > > Religious: Unsure
      > > Scrollwork: Unsure
      > > Urns: Unsure
      > > Other Carvings: Unsure
      > > Condition: Cemetery destroyed
      > > Unmarked: Yes
      > > Broken: Yes
      > > Toppled: Yes
      > > Disintegrating: Yes
      > > Buried: Yes
      > > Weather problems: Yes
      > > Pollution problems: No
      > > Vandalized: No
      > > Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
      > > Vegetation: Trees
      > > 2 / 3
      > > Fowler Cemetery Jackson Parish
      > > Written by Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > > Monday, 26 April 2010 18:45 -
      > > Vegetation:
      > > Ground-Cover
      > > Drainage: Good
      > > Owner: Private
      > > Use:
      > > Bordering: Woods
      > > Change: Unknown
      > > Reason:
      > > Visited: Unknown
      > > Archeology: No
      > > Habitat: Unknown
      > > Contacted: I have not contacted anyone.
      > > Needs
      > > The cemetery needs infrared imaging to determine the location of all the missing graves. The
      > > trees have shed leaves and there is presently mulch over the graves, making their location
      > > unable to be determined any longer. There is one existing marker present, grave of Mary
      > > Fowler, died age 19. A fence needs to be put up and underbrush cleared from cemetery and a
      > > path provided to the cemetery. There are headstones buried beneath the underbrush and fallen
      > > leaves and these need to be found and restored or replaced.
      > > Other Information
      > > Whenever I was a child in the mid 1960's, a gas pipeline came through, just across the road
      > > from my childhood home. It ran into the cemetery and this pipeline company restored
      > > the
      > > cemetery, placed a fence around the graves and I remember there being at least 4 markers and
      > > also several unmarked graves. From memory, I recall there being a Reverend Fowler, possibly
      > > James, around age 56 and also a 19 year old female, Mary Fowler. The dates were mid 1800's.
      > > The gas pipeline is still there in operation and maybe one could locate or contact the gas
      > > company and enquire about the records they may have for the cemetery restoration. There
      > > were some markings on the headstones, but, I can not recall what they were.
      > > Support
      > > I do not know anyone else to contact about the cemetery.
      > > Submitted by:
      > > name: Penny Myers
      > > Email: pmyers@
      > > Date: December 23, 2001
      > > 3 / 3
      > >
      > > There is a cemetery committee for OLD VERNON CEMETERY info submitted by Cheryl Hightower Parish for A. Walker.
      > >
      > > contact Mrs
      > > Walker @ (318) 249-4344
      > >
      > > or write @ Allie Bell Walker
      > >
      > > 5381 hwy. 146
      > >
      > > Ruston, Louisiana
      > > 71270
      > >
      > >
      > > Photographs for OLD VERNON Cemetery 2001 (More photos?) submitted by Cheryl Hightower Parish for A. Walker.
      > >
      > > http://www.flickr.com/photos/32958212@N08/sets/72157625824405755
      > >
      > > http://louisianacemeteries.blogspot.com/2011/01/old-vernon-cemetery-jackson-parish.html
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Louisiana Cemetery Preservation
      > > louisianacemeteries@
      > >
      >
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