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Metairie Cemetery

 
 
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1. Metairie Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Dedicated for cemetery purposes
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 one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Charles Cole Claiborne (approx. 0.2 miles away); 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .
Metairie Cemetery NRHP Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Metairie Cemetery NRHP Marker
 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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3. Metairie Cemetery Northern VA Monument
...The Army of Northern Virginia, Louisiana Division, Benevolent Association, built a tumulus in the eastern curve of the race track’s infield interior. Atop the tumulus stands a 38 foot column, upon which is a statue of Lieutenant General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. The tumulus was dedicated on May 10, 1881. When former Confederate President Jefferson Davis died while visiting New Orleans on December 6, 1889, he was buried in one of the front vaults of this tumulus. (Davis’ remains were transferred to a permanent burial place in Richmond, VA in 1893.) …- GONOLA
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By Cajun Scrambler, September 10, 2010
4. Metairie Cemetery
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5. Metairie Cemetery
<i>Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Detroit Photographic Co., 1908
6. Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, La.
Army of Tennessee Tumulus image. Click for full size.
September 10, 2010
7. Army of Tennessee Tumulus
Army of Tennessee Tumulus. Sculptor Alexander Doyle made the equestrian statue.
Former Jefferson Davis burial site. image. Click for full size.
January 28, 2011
8. Former Jefferson Davis burial site.
Former Jefferson Davis resting place located inside the Army of Northern Virginia tumulus. Can be accessed from side opposite the statue faces.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2015. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2015.   4. submitted on August 16, 2015, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.   5. submitted on August 16, 2015.   6. submitted on August 18, 2015.   7, 8. submitted on March 27, 2016. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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