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Understanding the cemeteries of New Orleans
COTD Wiki has arrived!

COTD Wiki has arrived!

COTD Wiki So, I finally got around to setting up a Wiki for the Cemeteries stuff! The URL is http://citiesofthedead.net/wiki So far, I've created one page, for the St. Peter Street Cemetery. My plan is to go more-or-less chronologically, so the next page will be St....

The St. Peter Street Cemetery

The St. Peter Street Cemetery

St. Peter Street Cemetery - the first graveyard French explorers and trappers came to what is now New Orleans in 1699. By the 1720s, the settlement had grown to the point where Pierre LeMoyne, Sieur d'Bienville, commissioned a plan for what is now the French Quarter....

Galway tomb, St. Patrick’s Number 1

Galway tomb, St. Patrick’s Number 1

I walk past this tomb regularly in St. Patrick's Number 1, when I park the car by the cemetery to have breakfast in Mid City. I don't know anything at all about the Galway family, but that their surname matches the name of a city in the West of Ireland intrigues me....

Holt Cemetery – 2005 Photos

Holt Cemetery – 2005 Photos

Holt Cemetery - New Orleans' Potter's Field Holt Cemetery is located next to Delgado Community College in Mid City/City Park. Etablished in 1879 as a potter's field for the city, Holt is for families who can't afford burials in private cemeteries may bury their loved...