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

Holt Cemetery

 
 
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By Cajun Scrambler, December 28, 2020
1. Holt Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Originally a cemetery for the city's indigent population, Holt Cemetery was first mentioned in city records in 1879, most likely named for Joseph Holt, a physician from Charity Hospital. The original 400' by 600' plot was increased in 1909 with an additional plot on St. Louis Street. Holt is divergent from other cemeteries in the New Orleans area in that burials are entirely underground. The cemetery contains a large number of war veterans. Also, Buddy Bolden, the "King of Jazz" is buried in an unmarked grave.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
 
Location. 29° 59.063′ N, 90° 6.315′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Buddy Bolden Place west of City Park Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 635 City Park Avenue, New Orleans LA 70119, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Holt Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker
Holt Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 28, 2020
2. Holt Cemetery Marker
also named Holt Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Holt Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Marvin E. Thames (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker. Mounted on the right cemetery gate pillar when entering.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 37 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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