Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 (HMYR0)

Location: New Orleans, LA 70130 Orleans Parish
Country: United States of America

N 29° 55.746', W 90° 5.092'

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Established in 1833 by the City of LafayetteThe square was acquired from Cornelius Hurst and the cemetery laid out by Benjamin Buisson, city surveyor.This was part of the Livaudais Plantation which had been subdivided into city squares in 1832The cemetery contains many fine and historic tombs, among them those of Samuel Jarvis Peters, father of the New Orleans public school system, and General Harry T. Hays, distinguished confederate general.Here are buried many persons of German and Irish origin who lived in the City of Lafayette.The typical New Orleans burial vault adjoining Washington Avenue were restored and magnolia trees on the cross aisle replanted by the City of New Orleans.Victor M. Schiro, mayor.
HM NumberHMYR0
Year Placed1970
Placed ByNew Orleans Landmarks Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 5:30am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 781418 N 3314502
Decimal Degrees29.92910000, -90.08486667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 55.746', W 90° 5.092'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 55' 44.76" N, 90° 5' 5.52" W
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Area Code(s)504, 225
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1416-1498 Washington Ave, New Orleans LA 70130, US
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