Cypress Grove Cemetery
Cypress Grove Cemetery became
the first cemetery built to honor New Orleans volunteer
firemen and their families. The Firemenís Charitable &
Benevolent Association established Cypress Grove Cemetery in
1840. Volunteer fire companies built elaborate multi-vault
tombs to enshrine their fallen members.
conversation on 30 December 2008 with Janice Cannon, Firemenís Charitable &
Benevolent Association, Cypress Grove and Greenwood cemeteries, New Orleans,
Louisiana. Phone: 504-482-8983.