Details for La Reunion Cemetery (Atlas Number 5113006756)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5113006756


Marker Number 6756
Atlas Number 5113006756
Marker Title La Reunion Cemetery
Index Entry La Reunion Cemetery
City Dallas
County Dallas
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 700584
UTM Northing 3629414
Subject Codes cemetery; French immigrants/immigration
Marker Year 1974
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Private Property No
Marker Location 3300 block of Fish Trap Rd.; in West Dallas, Housing Park
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size 18" x 28"
Marker Text Burial place of French, Belgian, and Swiss settlers brought here 1855-58 by company for European American colonization in Texas. This site was on road from La Reunion to Willow Fish Traps set by the colonists in the Trinity. Early burials in this cemetery included aged French Grenadier Pere Lagogue; also a young child of colony director F. Cantagrel. The company failed, but certain families remained, including the Loupots, Remonds, Reverchons, and Santerres. They became business land cultural leaders in Dallas area, and used this cemetery as late as 1939 for family burials. Marker Sponsors: John R. Santerre Roy C. Santerre Mrs. George H. Santerre "Germain Santerre Family" Graneta Bilbo Goodwin Le Bonnet Bleu Garden Club