St. Mary Parish
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
The Carlin Family Cemetery is located across Bayou Teche behind Arlington, which was built by Honore Carlin. The earliest burials occured about 1810 and the first recorded in 1815. At that time the closest Catholic cemetery was in St. Martinville. The dead had to be transported there by road or boat via Bayou Teche. Several families had cemetery plots set aside and sought consecration of the ground through their parish priest. The Carlin Cemetery is one of those private burial grounds, but there are some buried there who are not related to the Carlins.
Due to the condition of all graves in the cemetery it is impossible to know where each individual is buried. There are more grave sites than the ones listed here and every effort is being made to identify every one of them..