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 Saint Louis Cemetery #2, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States


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Notes: As New Orleans grew, a new cemetery was needed farther away from the city's living areas. It was believed at the time that diseases such as yellow fever were spread by "miasmas" coming out of the cemetery itself. And so St. Louis #2 was founded in 1823. It is much larger than St. Louis #1, with three sections. St. Louis #2 has some of the most beautiful iron work in the city and is surrounded by immense wall vaults. Many extremely tall society tombs offer shade; there is not much vegetation. Many famous New Orleanians buried here, including Dominique You, a pirate captain under Jean Lafitte, and Oscar J. Dunn, an octoroon plasterer who became lieutenant governor during Reconstruction.
Located on Claiborne avenue, between St. Louis and Iberville
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