Shady Grove Cemetery
Natchitoches Parish, LA


Shady Grove Cemetery is located in the community of Shady Grove, Natchitoches Parish, LA, near the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. This African-American cemetery has served the area families for many years. According to Mrs. Dorethea Page, a retired school teacher and tireless worker in the church and community, the Shady Grove Church itself was at one time located on the hillside adjacent to the cemetery. Destroyed by fire, the church was rebuilt in a more accessible place approximately one-half mile west.

Many older graves are located at the top of the hill, with more recent burials on the sloping hillsides. A graveled driveway provides access to the steep hill, where many trees provide shade for summer memorial gatherings. The cemetery is fenced, mowed, and well kept. There are numerous marked but unlabeled graves.

Location: Nine miles west of Natchitoches, LA on LA Hwy 6; turn on Shady Grove Road at the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church sign (Parish Road 556), travel about three miles and the cemetery is located on the left side of the road.


Thanks are extended to Mrs. Dorethea Page and Mrs. Orie Lynch for their assistance in compiling the listing of burials in Shady Grove Cemetery, Natchitoches Parish, LA. 1997-98. Submitted by Nelda G. Liles.






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