LOCATION: PLAQUEMINE, IBERVILLE PARISH, LA
COORDINATES: 30.322331, -91.227700 (Nazarene Baptist’s Cemetery)
The small, historic town of Morrisonville in Iberville Parish is not only lost to its past residences but also to history. Morrisonville was one of the oldest towns in the area as freed slaves had started it during the end of the Civil War. Along the 85 miles between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, seats 75 of the largest plants in the U.S. In 1958 the Dow Chemical Company moved to Plaquemine, but eventually its waste produce became a problem and they began to buy out land in the 1980s. Morrisonville had no choice to leave come 1989 when there was a major groundwater contamination. Today all that is left is a historical marker and the Nazarene Baptist’s cemetery.