Dry Creek Cemetery

Dry Creek is a very neat, well kept cemetery in the historic town of Dry Creek, Louisiana. To reach it, go to Dry Creek, LA, which is at the intersection of LA 113 and LA 397. Just south of the intersection near the heart of this tiny little town, you will find a small country store called Turner's Store which is owned and operated by Mary Lindsey Turner. Mary is a very interesting person to talk to and can tell you a great deal about the area and it's folks. Travel left (east) one mile to cemetery road. Turn right and follow it to the end (about 1 mile or less). The road is paved so you don't have to worry about getting stuck. You will find plenty of parking space.

The cemetery was begun as the Spears Cemetery. Land was donated by Nathan Spears. It is a big cemetery--more land having been donated in later years to enlarge it--and very old. There is a pavilion for holding the annual memorial services and funerals when the weather is bad.

It is very quiet here with woods on three sides and country homes on the fourth side. The only sounds we heard were the birds, a horse insisting on attention, and the sound of farm chores, etc. There are no highway noises.

Juanita (Mrs. Rex) Brumley has compiled an in-depth book on this cemetery. In 1994, her phone number is 463-6669. If you are researching anyone with connections in this cemetery, you would find her book very helpful....she has much more information than can be found on the tombstones.

Information collected by Roberta B. Doty and Evelyn E. Cole, completed April, 1993.