Gypsy Royalty Rose Hill Cemetery is the burial site of Gypsy royalty in America. The first King and Queen of the American Gypsies, Emil and Kelly Mitchell are interred here. The second Queen of the Gypsies, Flora Mitchell is also buried here as well as other members of the Gypsy royal family. Gypsies leave gifts of fruit and juice at the graves. .
With gravestones dating to 1704, the cemetery at St. Paul's Church National Historic Site is one of the oldest, continuously used burial yards in the nation. It evolved from a colonial burial ground serving the entire community to a church cemetery characterized by private family plots.
Owned by the City of New Orleans, Holt Cemetery was established in 1897 as a potter’s field for the poor. The agreement with the city is for the $ 450 cost of each burial, each funeral plot is free for a family to use as long as they want & as long as the holders maintain their own plot. A multiple burial is allowed after one year plus a day following the preceding burial. Because the water table in New Orleans is high, grave diggers only dig 4 ½ feet down.