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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

 
 
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 1, 2008
1. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 Marker
Inscription. The oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans. Established by Royal Spanish land grant August 14, 1789. Originally outside city limits and double its present size this sacred ground reflects the early culture and history of the Crescent City. A small area in the rear was once part of a larger section for Protestant burials. The Varney tomb to right was once center of cemetery.
 
Erected 1972 by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries.
 
Location. 29° 57.548′ N, 90° 4.264′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Basin Street. Click for map. Marker is inside the cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Oven" Vaults (here, next to this marker); Marie Laveau (a few steps from this marker); Multiple Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Closures – Grillwork
<i>Old St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, La. - 15</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by E.C. Cropp Co., circa 1925
2. Old St. Louis Cemetery, New Orleans, La. - 15
The back of the postcard reads:The most interesting of New Orleans historic burial places, the St Louis Cemetery No. 1 - there are three - has been in use for 175 years, with some of the inscriptions decipherable dated 1800. Here lie the bodies of Paul Morphy, the famous chess player; Gayarre, the historian; Etienne de Bore, who first made granulated sugar; Charles La Salle, brother of the famous explorer.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in New Orleans.
 
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