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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery

St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
April 22, 2011
1. St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  In 1825 St. Joseph Church purchased this property for a graveyard. Remains of some of Baton Rouges's first settlers were moved here from the old Spanish Cemetery, or cemetery of the Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, which became St. Joseph's. Philip Hicky, Adreen Persac, and Theophile Allain are among prominent Louisianians buried here. The Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge owns the cemetery.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion.
Location. 30° 27.126′ N, 91° 10.391′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Main Street east of North 15th Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1500 Main St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Magnolia Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away);
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National Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Genl. Philemon Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles away); Massachusetts Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Yellow Fever Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Baton Rouge National Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 7, 2015. This page has been viewed 330 times since then and 2 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 7, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 27, 2021