Locust Grove State Historic Site

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Locust Grove State Historic Site
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The cemetery is the last artifact of a plantation that once was at the site.
Map showing the location of Locust Grove State Historic Site
Map showing the location of Locust Grove State Historic Site
Map of Louisiana, United States of America
Location St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States of America
Coordinates 30°50′27″N 91°20′08″W / 30.840748°N 91.335498°W / 30.840748; -91.335498Coordinates: 30°50′27″N 91°20′08″W / 30.840748°N 91.335498°W / 30.840748; -91.335498[1]
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Governing body Louisiana Office of State Parks
http://www.crt.state.la.us/parks/iaudubon.aspx

Locust Grove State Historic Site, located near St. Francisville, Louisiana, commemorates a family cemetery that is part of the former Locust Grove Plantation. Locust Grove Plantation was once owned by the family of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis' sister, Anna E. Davis Smith. Among the notables buried at the cemetery are Sarah Knox Taylor Davis, daughter of General Zachary Taylor and married to Jefferson Davis, and Eleazer Wheelock Ripley, a distinguished general that served in the War of 1812. Locust Grove Cemetery was deeded to the Office of State Parks in 1937 by heirs of Mrs. Anna E. Davis Smith.

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  1. ^ "Locust Grove State Historic Site - Louisiana Office of State Parks". Louisiana Department of Culture Recreation and Tourism. Retrieved 2011-04-18.