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Zion Hill Cemetery
Located on Hwy 127 East at the parish line Winn Parish, Louisiana
Photos by Roy L. Johnson

Joseph & Olive Peters were the direct ancestors of many buried at Zion Hill.  Some of the older graves are shown below.

A mix of old and new tombstones sit lonely waiting for someone to remember.
Photos taken June 24, 1999 by Roy L. Johnson - Updated 6 Aug 2004
Photos by Annette Carpenter Womack

In the fiftys, I remember a white frame church. Since that time the church has been enlarged and bricked. The old cemetery is to the right in the photo. A new cemetery with one grave has been fenced to the left.
I am not sure when the Zion Hill Church or cemetery was started but near the middle of the of the cemetery was this stone that read: Some unknown Calvery soldier wounded in battle at Grand Ecore, LA. April 24, 1864 died in the zion Hill church and was buried in the Zion Hill Cemetery Apr. 25, 1864. Rev. Sam Dean officiated.
This is one of the larger cemeteries in the parish. The photos below were mostly taken at ramdom to show some of the stones, and to give a general feeling of the cemetery, which is beautifully kept up.
I noticed at least three ministers buried or mentioned in these photos: The current minister, Sam Dean during the Civil War and Joseph? Womack during the early part of the 1900s.
If anyone has more information concerning the church and or the cemetery, please contact me.
Photos taken July 31, 1999 -Updated 6 Aug 2004


We are looking for any historical documents, articles, photos, etc. Everyone is urged to donate transcriptions of Winn Parish bible records, cemeteries, court records, old newspaper articles, biographies of residents, old letters, census data, obituaries, family histories, parish histories, military records, old photographs, etc.

The USGenWeb has provided an easy to use form for submitting a RECORD of any type to the Louisiana GenWeb Archives. It will be forwarded to me for the Winn Parish Archives. You can still submit a free form text document if you choose not to use the form provided. Click here to go to the FORMS page or send your formatted documents, according to the GUIDELINES below, to Peggy Beaubouef, Winn Parish File Manager, or, Greggory E. Davies, Winn Parish Assistant File Manager if you would like to contribute to the Winn Parish Archive Project.

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