Located in Faubourg Treme, north of the Quarter, St. Louis #1 cemetery is bounded by Basin, St. Louis, Treme, and Conti Streets, and is New Orleans' original cemetery. Tombs date back to the 1760s which contains a massive tomb which houses the remains of some of the participants in the Battle of New Orleans; chess champion Paul Morphy; New Orleans' first black mayor, Ernest N. "Dutch" Morial, and father to the current mayor.
Also located at this cemetery is the tomb reputed to be Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau, the most prominent figure in the true history of Voodoo in America. The legendary "Voodoo Queen" was feared and revered throughout 19th century Louisiana. The ancient rites of Voodoo and Marie’s shrewdness helped her gain influence among both the common folk and the aristocratic gentry, a remarkable feat for a black woman during the oppressive days of slavery.
The French Quarters
The French Quarter also goes by The Vieux Carre', The Old Square and Da Quarters, and is at the heart of New Orleans, LA that is now exists as a tourist attraction. It's called the Vieux Carre' (Old Square) because it is the original part of the city, which everything else grew out from. Bounded on the north by North Rampart Ave., on the west by Canal St., on the east by Esplanade Ave., and on the south by the Mississippi River, the French Quarter is the most historic area in the city. It is said to be the only intact French Colonial and Spanish settlement remaining in the United States. It has been a continuous residential neighborhood since 1718, with about 4,000 artists, musicians and professionals of all ages calling it home, which has made Bourbon Street famous for its Jazz.