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Multiple Burials

 
 
Multiple Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, December 26, 2011
1. Multiple Burials Marker
Inscription. One of the oldest burial grounds in the Mississippi Valley, St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is still in use. From its beginning in 1789 it has been the custom to make multiple burials in the tombs and vaults when space in a tomb is re-used the remains of previous burials are lowered into a receptacle below the ground level or placed in the back or side of the vault. This practice of re-using burial space has become a custom here and in other cemeteries in New Orleans.
 
Location. 29° 57.56′ N, 90° 4.277′ 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. "Oven" Vaults (within shouting distance of this marker); Marie Laveau (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Italian Mutual Benevolent Society Tomb (within shouting distance of this marker); Orleans Battalion of Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Closures – Grillwork (within shouting distance of this marker); Claiborne Tomb (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. This marker is located in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 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.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 15, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 375 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. 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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