Cheniere Caminada Cemetery

Cheniere Caminada Cemetery (HM1655)

Location: Grand Isle, LA 70358 Jefferson Parish
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N 29° 12.294', W 90° 3.532'

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Settled by indians,"Isle of the Chitamichas" was later owned by Francisco Caminada. Known as "Chico Isle", as "Chita", as Caminadaville. It was home to pirates, fishermen and farmers. On Oct. 1,1893, a fast moving, late season hurricane from the southwestern gulf swept in winds, a tidal surge and waves that destroyed all but 13 of over 300 family homes and killed over 750 of the 1500 inhabitants. Some were swept out to sea. Most were buried in mass graves in this cemetery. Some surviving relatives resettled in the area. Most moved to form new communities in Lafourche and Jefferson parishes.
HM NumberHM1655
Year Placed1996
Placed ByCheniere Hurricane Centennial & Lafourche Heritage Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 at 7:17pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 785965 N 3234270
Decimal Degrees29.20490000, -90.05886667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 12.294', W 90° 3.532'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 12' 17.64" N, 90° 3' 31.92" W
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Area Code(s)985
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 142 LA-1, Grand Isle LA 70358, US
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