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Built on a land that was granted by the city, the Old Lorimier Cemetery is a burial place created by Louis Lorimier in 1808. The site is an old place and is believed to have more than six thousand graves. Most of these are unmarked, though, for various, undisclosed reasons.

The Old Lorimier Cemetery is cut into two sections by a walkway. It is believed that it also serves as a marker to where folks can be interred, according to their religious beliefs. The North side was said to belong to the Protestants while the south side was for the Catholics.

A good number of notable individuals were buried in the Old Lorimier Cemetery, including at least 1200 Civil War soldiers and one cousin of George Washington, George Lewis.
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