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Saint John Baptist Church
 

Saint John Baptist Church
Dorseyville, Louisiana
Founded: 1868
Current Building: c. 1871-1875

The rural community of Dorseyville was settled in the years following the Civil War by African Americans who worked at nearby sugar cane plantations. Among the earliest buildings in Dorseyville was St. John Baptist, which housed the congregation of Reverend Bazile Dorsey, the founder of the town and its namesake.


 
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