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

NameMagnolia Cemetery
TypeCemetery
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.

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