Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

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This oft-filmed cemetery may look quite familiar to you — it has been used as a setting for many TV shows and movies, and also by author Anne Rice, who even staged a mock funeral here as a promotion for her book “Memnoch the Devil.” Rice played the part of a corpse in an antique wedding dress, riding in an open coffin carried by pallbearers. The cemetery lies across the street from the renowned Commander’s Palace Restaurant, famously haunted by Emile Commander himself. It is said to be the most haunted cemetery around.

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    Geographic Information

    1400 Washington Ave
    New Orleans, LA 70130
    United States

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    29.928792489794432, -90.08534628159396
    Orleans Parish, Louisiana
    Nearest Towns:
    Harvey, LA (1.8 mi.)
    New Orleans, LA (1.9 mi.)
    Gretna, LA (2.1 mi.)
    Marrero, LA (2.2 mi.)
    Terrytown, LA (3.4 mi.)
    Westwego, LA (3.8 mi.)
    Timberlane, LA (4.8 mi.)
    Jefferson, LA (4.8 mi.)
    Woodmere, LA (4.9 mi.)
    Bridge City, LA (5.1 mi.)


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