Metairie Cemetery

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Founded in 1872, this well-known cemetery is the final resting place of 9 Lousiana governors, 7 mayors of New Orleans, and 3 Confederate generals. Singer Louis Prima also is buried here. Some of the gravesites here are said to house restless haunts. In addition to living sightseers, the cemetery is even said to draw ghostly “tourists” from their own graveyards to marvel at the beautiful tombs. The grounds were originally a racetrack, and reports say you can still make out the track outline.

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Geographic Information

5100 Pontchartrain Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70124
United States

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29.9839285, -90.11584479999999
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
Metairie, LA (2.2 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (2.6 mi.)
Metairie Terrace, LA (2.9 mi.)
New Orleans, LA (3.2 mi.)
Bridge City, LA (4.8 mi.)
Elmwood, LA (4.8 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.6 mi.)
Marrero, LA (5.9 mi.)
Harvey, LA (6.0 mi.)
Harahan, LA (6.0 mi.)


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