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Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans

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Established  1852
Country  United States
Website  greenwoodnola.com
Date formed  1852
Location  New Orleans, Louisiana
No. of interments  103,042
Phone  +1 504-482-9079
Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans
Address  120 City Park Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119, USA
Hours  Closed now Thursday8AM–4:30PMFriday8AM–4:30PMSaturday8AM–4:30PMSunday8AM–4:30PMMonday8AM–4:30PMTuesday8AM–4:30PMWednesday8AM–4:30PM
Burials  A. J. McNamara, F. Jay Taylor, Farrand Stewart Stranahan, William Plummer Benton
Similar  Metairie Cemetery, Saint Louis Cemetery, Lafayette Cemetery No 1, City Park, New Orleans Museum

Greenwood cemetery new orleans la

Greenwood Cemetery is a cemetery in New Orleans, Louisiana. The cemetery was opened in 1852, and is located on City Park Avenue (formerly Metairie Road) in the Navarre neighborhood. The cemetery has a number of impressive monuments and sculptures.


Greenwood cemetery new orleans la

Notable burials

Notables interred here include:

  • Tomb of hundreds of unknown Confederate soldiers.
  • Effingham Lawrence, member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • several mayors of New Orleans
  • Confederate General Young Marshall Moody, who died of yellow fever in 1866, Thomas M. Scott and James Argyle Smith
  • Confederate supporter and resister of Union occupation William Bruce Mumford, who was hanged for tearing down a United States flag during Union Army occupation of New Orleans during the American Civil War
  • Union Army Brigadier General and Brevet Major General William Plummer Benton, who was Collector of Internal Revenue in the City of New Orleans after the Civil War and died of yellow fever in 1867
  • jazz legend Leon Roppolo
  • novelist John Kennedy Toole.
  • Judge A. J. McNamara of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana from 1982 to 2001
  • There are nine British Commonwealth service personnel, registered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who are buried or specially commemorated here - four from World War I and five from World War II.
  • References

    Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans Wikipedia

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