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The Project:

Project Vernon Parish | Exploring Rural Louisiana | A Photography Project by @bsdlouisiana

A photography project focusing on rural Vernon Parish, Louisiana.  I will be photographing and documenting places and events throughout my parish to showcase the rural beauty of this place that that I call home.

The List:

This list is some of what I would like to photograph over the next several years.  I will be adding and amending this list as I go along.  If you would like to suggest a place or event that I might be interested in, please email me at  

Completed items are highlighted in pink.  Please click the link to go to the corresponding posts related to that particular place or event. 


Central Louisiana Veterans Cemetery
Holly Grove Cemetery
Ferguson-Dennis Cemetery

Garden of Memories Cemetery
Old Leesville Cemetery
Old Mitchell Cemetery
Talbert-Pierson Cemetery

Festivals & Events:

Mardi Gras Parade
West La. BBQ Cook-Off
Anacoco Spring Festival & Parade
Roses in the Pines Arts & Crafts Festival
Fullerton Reunion
Slagle Trade Days
West Louisiana Forestry Festival
Leesville Lion’s Club Rodeo Parade
Leesville Lion’s Club Pro Rodeo
Derby Daze – La. Championship Soapbox Derby
Witch May to Main
LaCamp Fall Festival
Christmas in the Pines
Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
Louisiana Maneuvers Reenactment
Wreaths Across America


New Llano

National Register Properties:

Booker-Lewis House, 102 East North St., Leesville
Burr’s Ferry Bridge, LA Hwy 8 at the Texas border
Burr’s Ferry Earthworks, LA Hwy 8 near the Texas border
Downtown Leesville Historic District, 3rd St. between Lula St. & Lee St., Leesville
~ Lyons Building
~ Benson H. Lyons House
~ Merchants & Farmers Bank
~ The Vernon Bank
~ First National Bank Building
~ Dreamland Theatre
~ Leesville Hotel
~ Historic Vernon Parish Courthouse
Dr. William E. Reid House, 300 S. 8th St., Leesville
Edmond Ellison Smart House, 301 1st St., Leesville
First United Methodist Church, 202 N. 5th St., Leesville
Fullerton Mill & Town
G.R. Ferguson, Sr. House, 406 North 5th St., Leesville
Holly Grove Methodist Church, Anacoco
Joseph H. Kurth, Jr. House, 351 LA Hwy 465
Kansas City Southern Depot, 803 S. 3rd St., Leesville
Talbert-Pierson Grave Shelters, Victor Martin Rd., Cravens
Wingate House, 801 S. 5th St., Leesville

Outdoor Recreation:

Anacoco Lake
Kisatchie National Forest, Calcasieu Ranger District, Vernon Unit
Cooter’s Bog
Wolf Rock Cave
Sabine River
South Toledo Bend State Park
Vernon Lake Spillway Park

Places of Interest:

Fullerton Sawmill Town
Leesville Historic District
Leesville Main Street District
Museum of the New Llano Colony
Museum of West Louisiana
New Llano Cooperative Colony
Smart Plantation House
U.S. Post Office, Leesville, Louisiana
Vernon Parish Veterans Plaza
Wolf Rock Cave

Points of Interest:

Painted Fire Hydrants
SGT Abe Allen Memorial

Hwy 171 Underpass Murals
Vernon Parish Book Nooks

Welcome Signs

Trails & Byways:

5 Parishes West “No Man’s Land”
Louisiana Colonial Trails
Myths & Legends Byway

Unincorporated Communities:

Burr Ferry
Sandy Hill

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