A reprint of the book "The Remarkably Neat Church in the Village of Thibodaux": An Antebellum History of St. John's Episcopal Church, is available for purchase. The book was originally published in 1994 as part of the sesquicentennial celebration of St. John's Episcopal Church, Thibodaux. Its general editor was David D. Plater. Other contributors included Babette Diket, Philip Uzee, Lou Swearingen, Lorraine Wise, Murray Dennis, and Diane Frost. All sale proceeds will be used for church and cemetery purposes.
The purchase price for the book is $20 ($15, plus $5 packaging and mailing). To order a copy, please send a check made out to St. John's Episcopal Church, 718 Jackson Street, Thibodaux, La. 70301. Please provide a full mailing address and telephone number.
We hope that you enjoy reading this history of the early church, to the creation of which many people contributed.
Want to know what's happening with the Cemetery? The St. John's Historic Cemetery Association produces a semi-annual newsletter. Find current and past issues of the StJHCA Newsletters below. If you wish to join our mailing list, please send your name and address to:
718 Jackson Street
Thibodaux, LA 70301
or by email to Stjohnoffice@bellsouth.net
Cemetery Tours for local organizations can be arranged by calling the church office at 985-447-2910. Some Guided Tours may be available through the National Park Service via the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve. For additional information, please contact the Acadian Cultural Center at 314 St. Mary St. in Thibodaux. (985-448-1375)
Download a map for taking a self-guided tour.
The gate to the Cemetery is open from daylight until dark. Please be respectful when touring the grounds during burials as this is still an active Cemetery.
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The St. John's Historic Cemetery is located at 718 Jackson St. in downtown Thibodaux, Louisiana, behind St. John's Episcopal Church.
From Highway 90, take Exit 202 and turn RIGHT on Highway 24/ West Park/ Hwy 20 toward Thibodaux. Travel 8 miles then turn LEFT onto Jackson Street. The Church and Cemetery are less than 1/2 mile down on your LEFT. Please see the Contact page for a visual map.
Several years ago the StJHCA Board determined on a project to provide signage for a number of tombs in the Cemetery. First, about twenty tombs were chosen for signage. Research and writing were then undertaken by association volunteers.
After design assistance from Nicholls State art students and faculty, the Board used funds granted by a descendant of Gov. Francis T. Nicholls to help the Church vestry with the project.
All 22 individual tomb signs are now visible; and placed at the Cemetery entrance is a large sign detailing the history of the Cemetery and showing a map of the grounds. On this page are some examples of the new signage in the Cemetery.
The front and rear entrance gates were restored in 2016. Several more tombs have also been restored recently by mason, Theodore Pierre and there are plans to continue with additional restorations in 2017 by Mr. Pierre and Mr. Stanley Baker of Thibodaux.