New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
July 2, 1872
Recognized as one of the world's
most unique and beautiful cemeteries
Approximately 150 acres
Formerly the Metairie Race Course
Scene of the famous match races
between LeCompte and Lexington in 1854
Location. 29° 59.047′ N, 90° 6.936′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from Pontchartrain Boulevard 0.2 miles north of Metarie Road (Louisiana Highway 611-9), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd, New Orleans LA 70124, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Charity Hospital Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The New Orleans Katrina Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site Of Higgins' Industries at Delgado Trade School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marvin E. Thames (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chartier Concession (approx. 0.6 miles away); City Of Metairie Ridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Beatles Only Concert Performance in Louisiana (approx. one mile away); Heinemann Park/Pelican Stadium (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Also see . . . NOLA History: Metairie Cemetery in New Orleans. GONOLA.com's article on the Metairie Cemetery, including an extensive history: ...In addition to the massive military tombs, Metairie Cemetery is the final resting place of New Orleanians from all walks of life. Politicians, clergy, businessmen from all sorts of industries, musicians such as Louis Prima and Al Hirt. Restaurateurs Jules and Roy Alciatore (Antoine’s), Leon Galatoire (Galatoire’s), Owen Brennan (Brennan’s), and Arnaud Cazenave (Arnaud’s) all rest in Metairie. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Mel Ott, Popeyes Fried Chicken magnate Al Copeland, and the third Rex, King of Carnival, William Pike, are all in Metairie’s number. (Submitted on August 18, 2015.)
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