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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Marie Laveau

 
 
Marie Laveau Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 1, 2008
1. Marie Laveau Marker
Inscription.  This Greek revival tomb is reputed burial place of this notorious "Voodoo Queen". A mystic cult, Voodooism, of African origin, was brought to this city from Santo Domingo and flourished in 19th century. Marie Laveau was the most widely known of many practitioners of the cult.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWomen.
 
Location. 29° 57.545′ N, 90° 4.277′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Basin Street. Marker is in St. Louis Cemetery Number One. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Oven" Vaults (a few steps from this marker); St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (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
Marie Laveau Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. E. Smith, March 1, 2008
2. Marie Laveau Marker
shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker); Closures – Grillwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .
1. Dead Space: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. (Submitted on October 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.)
2. French Creoles - Marie Laveau with music. (Submitted on October 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Marie Laveau. (Submitted on November 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
4. Louisiana Voodoo. (Submitted on November 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Creole, Saint Domingue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,761 times since then and 26 times this year. Last updated on November 20, 2008, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 28, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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