Haughton, Louisiana: Very Tall, Skinny Cross

One of the tallest crosses in America -- 199 ft. It anchors to the earth in the center of a giant Star of David, as if impaling it.
Address:
700 US Hwy 80, Haughton, LA
Directions:
On the property of the Central Assembly of God church. West of town. On the south side of US Hwy 80, just east of I-220 exit 17A.
Hours:
Lit at night
Admission:
Free
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The cross at sunrise.

Very Tall, Skinny Cross

The cross at sunrise.

[Kayla Temples, 07/30/2019]

The cross was built to stand just shy of 200 feet to stay below the structure requirements threshold set by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Cross.

Very Tall, Skinny Cross

One of the tallest crosses in America! A huge 199-foot-tall cross is at the intersection of I-20, I-220, and Highway 80, just outside of Shreveport/Bossier City, in Haughton, Louisiana.

[Andy Harris, 05/19/2012]

Too skinny to be "huge," but definitely tall. Completed on Nov. 4, 2009. After a local church raised $100,000 for the cross's construction, it learned that its property was zoned for no structure taller than 45 feet -- but the local parish obligingly waved the rules so the cross could be built. Dec. 2014: Photo added.

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