• Cemeteries Index • Shreveport-Bossier


Henry Methvin
Birth: Apr. 8, 1912
Death: Apr. 19, 1948
Calcasieu Parish
Louisiana, USA

A member of the Barrow Gang with Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Although Clyde Barrow freed him in the Eastham Prison Raid in 1934, he was ultimately the informant that coordinated with authorities in setting up the ambush that killed Bonnie and Clyde in Gibsland, Louisiana on May 23, 1934. In exchange for his help, Texas Governor Miriam “Ma” Ferguson pardoned him thus “writing off” the remainder of his ten-year sentence he was serving at Eastham prior to the break out. This pardon, however, did not keep the State of Oklahoma from giving him a death sentence for a previous killing. A later appeal in 1936 had his sentence reduced to life in prison. He served 8 years of that sentence before being granted a parole. He died after crawling under a train near Sulphur, Louisiana to get to the other side of the tracks. The moving train crushed him.

Agudath Achim Cemetery
This was Shreveport’s third Jewish Cemetery and first Orthodox Jewish Cemetery. Established in 1902, the cemeteries size was significantly increased. Located at the NE corner of Walnut and Yale Streets.
Bellevue Cemetery
Official burial ground for Bellevue, formerly the Bossier Parish seat. At least two judges, four Bossier Parish sheriffs and twenty-one Confederate soldiers are buried here. Located at the Village of Bellevue.
Black Bayou Cemetery
Is located just out of Vivian on Hwy. 170. Come into Vivian, LA on Hwy. 1 going north from Shreveport.
Once you enter Vivian take a right at the first light onto Camp Rd./170. Go to the end of Camp Rd. and take another right onto Hwy. 170. Proceed about 2 miles and the cemetery is on your left. This cemetery is full of large iron ore rocks. Many of them were used for headstones but it is sometimes hard to tell what is supposed to be a headstone and what isn’t.
Cottage Grove Cemetery
The Presbyterian churchyard cemetery dates from the 1840’s. Among the area pioneers here are James Belton Pickett, one of the original founders of the Shreve Town Company, which established Shreveport. Pickett’s is the oldest marked grave in the cemetery. Located at Hwy. 160, Benton, La.
Eppes Cemetery
Oldest extant burial ground in the city. Established as a private cemetery in what was then rural Caddo Parish in the mid-1830’s. Located on Greenwood Road.
Fillmore Cemetery
Founded in 1848. Buried here is O.R. Gelette, one of the six last surviving officers of General Lee’s staff. Located at Fillmore Cemetery Road between Hwy. 80 and Hwy. 157, Haughton.
Forest Park Cemetery
Founded in 1917, Forest Park houses more than 35,000 residents on 134 acres. It is the burial site of 9 Shreveport Mayors, State Representatives, Senators, The wife of Huey P. Long (a local native), Generals, Writers and the most decorated soldier in Louisiana history, Lt. Commander Edward H. Railsback. 3700 St. Vincent Shreveport, La.
First Jewish Cemetery
This Jewish cemetery was Shreveport’s first and Louisiana’s fifth. This cemetery was used exclusively from 1858-1886 and intermittingly from 1886-1950. Located at Sprague St., NE corner of Oakland Cemetery.
Greenwood Town Cemetery
Established c. 1840, this is one of the oldest cemeteries with political figures interned here. Located at the east end of Cemetery Road, Greenwood, La.
Greenwood Cemetery
One of Shreveport’s oldest cemeteries, dating back to the 1800’s. This place is huge. You will find sections containing The Knights Templar, Veterans, Civil War Soldiers, The site of the first Charity hospital, International Order of Oddfellows, Pauper’s field, Masons, Spanish-American Veterans, Babyland, Early African-American section, Labor Unions, Jewish Section, Firemen’s Section and even The Genevieve Orphanage and Home for the homeless. 130 Stoner Ave. (between Market and Cornwell)
Hebrew Rest Cemetery
A Hebrew cemetery complete with prominent politicians from Shreveport.
Take Texas Avenue west from downtown Shreveport until you reach Depot St and take a left onto it the cemetery is at the end of the street. 1573 Texas St., Shreveport, La.
Light Hill Cemetery
This cemetery is located off Hwy. 1 North. Take North Market St. (Hwy. 71/1) from Shreveport taking the fork to the left following Hwy. 1 then take a left onto Pine Hill Rd. The cemetery is located on your left on Light Hill Rd.
Mount Zion Cemetery
This cemetery is located between Greenwood and Mooringsport on Hwy. 169.From Shreveport take I20 west until you reach Greenwood Hwy. 169 exit. Exit and take a right heading north on Hwy 169 to Mooringsport. Travel several miles until you cross the railroad tracks the cemetery will be a little further down on your left off the main highway.
Mount Olive Cemetery
This cemetery is located in Spring Ridge area. In Shreveport take I20 west to the Greenwood Hwy 169 exit and exit taking a left across viaduct and then a left on Hwy 80 to Greenwood at the light. In Greenwood take a right heading south on Hwy. 169/764, Greenwood Spring ridge Rd, until you reach Mt. Olive Church Rd. taking a right onto it. The cemetery is at the end of the road.
Oakland Cemetery
Slaves, Confederate Soldiers and about 16 Shreveport mayors are buried in this 1847 cemetery. The entrance to Oakland Cemetery is located near downtown Shreveport at the intersection of Milam Street and Elvis Presley Boulevard, by the Municipal Auditorium. Oldest marked burial is 1842.
Pickens Cemetery
Dating from the 1840’s, this was once the burial grounds of the Pickens family, planters in Caddo Parish. Located at St. Vincent Ave., W side, ½ block S of 74th St.
African American Cemetery.
This cemetery is located in Shreveport. In Shreveport take North Market north until you reach Martin Luther King Dr. and take a left onto it then take a left onto David Raines Rd. follow this road until you reach Round Grove Ln. and take a left. The road will fork to the left and make a circle the cemetery is on the backside of this circle.
Saint Joseph Cemetery
2300 Block of Texas St., Shreveport, La. A yellow fever epidemic in 1873 filled the cemetery with locals and priests.
Opened in 1882 as the cities Catholic Cemetery.
This cemetery is located in Shreveport. From downtown Shreveport take
Texas Ave. (Hwy. 79-80) south crossing Lakeshore Dr. take the next street on the right, Levy St. and the cemetery will be on your right.
Star Cemetery
Opened in 1883 as Shreveport’s finest cemetery for black citizens.
This cemetery is located in Shreveport. From downtown Shreveport take Texas Ave. (Hwy 79-80) south crossing Lakeshore Dr. take the next right onto Levy St. the cemetery is at the end of this street.
Zion Rest Cemetery
This cemetery is located in Shreveport. From Shreveport take Greenwood Rd. (Hwy. 79-80) west crossing Jewella Ave. continue until you see Broadway Ave. on your left and turn there. Follow Broadway until you see Henry St. and take a left go 5 blocks to Gloria Dr. and turn left The cemetery will not be far on your right.


3 Responses to “• Cemeteries Index • Shreveport-Bossier”

  1. Looking for burial site of great-great-great-grandfather, Christian or Christopher Spring who probably died in 1853 in Shreveport, LA. Would greatly appreciate any information availble to aid my search.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      Have you had any luck with this? Chris Spring was my daughter’s fifth great grandfather and I would love to track him down. Have you found the country of his birth? Thanks.

      Don Perryman

  2. Looking for my grandfather sank Gilbert sr died in between 1979 – 1980 lived in Shreveport Louisiana all his life and was buried in Shreveport in a unknown cemetery

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