Place:Magnolia Cemetery, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

NameMagnolia Cemetery
Coordinates30.44867°N 91.14258°W
Located inBaton Rouge, East Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States     (1852 - )
Also located inEast Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States    

Main entrance at 422 North 19th St, Baton Rouge. (Office: 225-272-9200)

Established as a town cemetery on a four-block (10-acre) site in August 1852, and became the responsibility of the city/parish in 1947 (now managed by the Baton Rouge Recreation & Park Commission). It was the principal burial site for prominent citizens for a century, and a limited number of burials still take place. The cemetery is now a National Historic Site. Intense fighting took place among the grave markers during the Battle of Baton Rouge, 5 Aug 1862, which is commemorated with a reenactment and memorial services each August. The cemetery is also the site of a weekend-long living history "outdoor drama" each March.


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Magnolia Cemetery is a cemetery in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The cemetery is located at 422 North 19th Street and is bordered on the north by Main Street and on the south by Florida Boulevard. The west and east sides are bordered by 19th Street and 22nd Street, respectively. The land for the cemetery was purchased from John Christian Buhler, Jr, in August 1852. The cemetery was the site of intense fighting during the Battle of Baton Rouge on August 5, 1862; a commemorative ceremony is held at the cemetery each August.[1] It was turned over to the city of Baton Rouge in 1947 and is now administered by the Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge (BREC). Magnolia Cemetery has been designated a National Historic Site.


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