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Fever Cemetery

Chataigner

Reported by Terry Landreneau

8/21/12


 

The owner of the property also told me that directly across the road from Johnson Cemetery, in the overgrown woods and briars is another cemetery.  It was called Le Cimitiere des fievres, or in English, the Fever Cemetery.

People who had contagious diseases or died form some unknown causes and nothing about this was really known because medicine was in its early stages, people feared putting them in the regular cemeteries, for fear that the disease could someway spread to the people visiting the regular cemeteries,  hence the name Fever cemetery.   

I have not seen this one because it is on private property, but the one who told me about it said when she was a little girl she used to go there to play in the houses which were built over the graves, they were like playhouses for small children.