Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

 
 
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
1. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Marker
Inscription. Established in 1833 by the City of Lafayette The square was acquired from Cornelius Hurst and the cemetery laid out by Benjamin Buisson, city surveyor. This was part of the Livaudais Plantation which had been subdivided into city squares in 1832 The cemetery contains many fine and historic tombs, among them those of Samuel Jarvis Peters, father of the New Orleans public school system, and General Harry T. Hays, distinguished confederate general. Here are buried many persons of German and Irish origin who lived in the City of Lafayette. The typical New Orleans burial vaults adjoining Washington Avenue were restored and magnolia trees on the cross aisle replanted by the City of New Orleans. Victor M. Schiro, Mayor.
 
Erected 1970 by New Orleans Landmarks Commission.
 
Location. 29° 55.746′ N, 90° 5.092′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1420 Washington Avenue, New Orleans LA 70115, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commander’s Palace (within shouting distance of this marker); Maisonette Creole (within shouting distance of this marker);
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
2. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Marker
Garden District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); R.N. Girling’s “English Apothecary” (about 300 feet away); Colonel Short’s Villa (about 400 feet away); Mayor Isaac W. Patton House (about 500 feet away); Gilmour – Parker House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Edward A. Davis House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Confederate General Harry T. Hays - Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 16, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
3. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
4. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 Marker
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 founded 1833 has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Feb. 1. 1972
Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 25, 2011
5. Lafayette Cemetery No. 1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 730 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 10, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement