The Firemen’s Charitable & Benevolent Association dedicated Cypress Grove and Greenwood cemeteries to provide a final resting place for volunteer firemen who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty and for their families. In time, other heroes were laid to rest in these hallowed grounds mayors, congressmen, business leaders and soldiers from almost every conflict since the Civil War.
Cypress Grove and Greenwood cemeteries maintain records of all interments dating back to 1840. A searchable burial data base is available here from 1854 – present for Greenwood and from 1910 – present for Cypress Grove. If you’re researching the burial of a loved one and want to verify interment at Cypress Grove or Greenwood Cemetery, enter a name in the block below and click search:
New Orleans Public Library Website – City Archives