A City within a City
|By: Patrap, 3:09 PM GMT on October 22, 2013||+7|
Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans
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.
Notables interred here include:
Former Mayors of New Orleans
Confederate Generals 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.
There are 9 British Commonwealth service personnel, registered by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, who are buried or specially commemorated here - 4 from World War I and 5 from World War II.
Fireman's Tomb at Greenwood Cemetery
File:FEMA - 19194 - Photograph by Jocelyn Augustino taken on 09-04-2005 in Louisiana, post Katrina.
Front of Greenwood Cemetery with Fireman and Elks tomb monuments in sunset
Remembering Mr. Davis
By: Patrap, 2:31 PM CST on November 16, 2010
My Grandparents on my mothers side are Buried in Greenwood just off Canal Blvd on Orange Street within the Cemetery. Each Row has a street name to navigate the cemetery.Its also a nice place to teach someone to drive.
My parents are buried in the Mausoleum on the North side of the Cemetery. Dad was smart and bought High on the 5th Tier at the top. 5 feet of water was common after Katrina in the cemetery.
Caring for the burial needs of New Orleans since 1852. Centrally located at City Park Avenue and Canal Boulevard. On-site funeral home. Landmark monuments. Historic tombs. Modern Mausoleum. Affordable pricing. Owned by the Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Association. These are just a few good reasons why Greenwood is the most popular cemetery in New Orleans.
Click on the arrow inside the video box to take a quick tour and discover why Greenwood Cemetery & Mausoleum is still the best value in town.
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