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

Claiborne Tomb

Gaines Tomb

 
 
Claiborone Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. Claiborone Tomb Marker
Inscription. Burial place (right) of second wife of Governor W.C.C. Claiborne, Clarisse Duralde, who died in 1809 at the age of 21.

Myra Clark Gaines (left) was the daughter of Daniel Clark (1769-1813), American consul when Spain ruled city and later territorial delegate to Congress. Her claim to large land tracts resulted in 65 years of litigation.
 
Erected 1988 by New Orleans Archdiocesan Cemeteries.
 
Location. 29° 57.577′ N, 90° 4.306′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Basin Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 429 Basin Street, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Protestant Section (here, next to this marker); In the Protestant Section (here, next to this marker); Eliza Lewis (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Closures – Grillwork (a few steps from this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bernard de Marigny (within shouting distance of this marker); Homer Adolph Plessy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
More about this marker.
Claiborone Tomb Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
2. Claiborone Tomb Marker
The marker is on the far side of this tomb.
The tomb of Eliza Lewis, Governor Claiborne's first wife, is nearby in the Protestant Section of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1.
 
Regarding Claiborne Tomb. This marker is located in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. St. Louis Cemetery No. is bound by Basin, St. Louis, Conti and Treme Streets with the main entrance on Basin Street. Established in 1789 it is the oldest extant cemetery in New Orleans.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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