The Dead of Locust Grove Cemetery Historic Site

June 06, 2021

Join our Audubon Ranger in visiting one of the many historic cemetaries in Louisiana on Sunday, June 6 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The ranger will be on hand to answer questions about the inhabitants of the historic cemetery of Locust Grove Plantation. The plantation once owned by Luther Smith and Anna Davis Smith, sister of Jefferson Davis, became the final resting place for many figures important in the early history of Louisiana. Experience history through figures like Sarah Knox Taylor, the daughter of President Zachary Taylor and short lived wife of Jefferson Davis, who died at Locust Grove Plantation.  See the grave of Major General  Eleazar Ripley, one of the earliest generals of the young country and who  invaded Canada during the War of 1812. After one of the largest battles in Canada he was known as The Hero of the Battle of Lundy's Lane. All public health requirements in place at the time will be enforced.