It’s estimated that 75 percent of the tombs in St. Louis No. 1 are orphaned [no known family members to take care of the tombs].
A Faux Laveau – Decades ago, someone started a rumor that if people wanted Marie Laveau, the voodoo priestess to grant them a wish, they had to draw an “X” on the tomb, turn around three times, knock on the tomb, yell out their wish, and if it was granted, come back, circle their “X,” and leave Laveau an offering. – St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
I was quite excited to see Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, which due to vandalism, has not been open to the public for many years.
Protecting and preserving historic, sacred, and sensitive sites should be practiced by all. Locations, directions, and names to some of the places found on this site are not listed, please don’t ask for them. Tread lightly, leave no trace and always respect the wonder that surrounds you.