Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
In 1852 the town of Baton Rouge bought this property for a cemetery. On these grounds, August 5, 1862, the major action of the Battle of Baton Rouge took place. Louisiana novelist Lyle Saxon is among prominent Louisianians buried here.
Erected by City of Baton Rouge.
Location. 30° 27.052′ N, 91° 10.155′ W. Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is at the intersection of North 19th Street and Laurel Street, on the right when traveling north on North 19th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 422 N 19th St, Baton Rouge LA 70802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yellow Fever Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Massachusetts Memorial (about 600 feet away); National Cemetery (about 600 feet away); Civil War Battle of Baton Rouge (about 600 feet away); St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); The First Cemetery In Baton Rouge (approx. ¼ mile away); Civil War Battle (approx. half a mile away); First United Methodist Church (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
Also see . . . Magnolia Cemetery. (Submitted on August 16, 2015.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2015. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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