Payne House

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Jefferson Davis, one-time President of the Confederate States of America, died (practically a recluse) in this house in December of 1889. A stone marking the event rests just outside the front gate. It is said that his elderly-looking ghost can be seen in the second-floor window.

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1134 First St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.928703824210803, -90.07993416488716
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
Harvey, LA (1.7 mi.)
New Orleans, LA (1.8 mi.)
Gretna, LA (1.8 mi.)
Marrero, LA (2.4 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (3.1 mi.)
Westwego, LA (4.0 mi.)
Timberlane, LA (4.6 mi.)
Arabi, LA (4.8 mi.)
Woodmere, LA (4.9 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.1 mi.)


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