Nick Wax Cemetery
Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Date: 5 July 2000

Cemetery Name: Nick Wax Cemetary
Street: corner of Scenic Hwy and Thomas Rd
City: Baton Rouge
County: East Baton Rouge Parish
State: LA
Nation: USA
Zip: 70807
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Graves within: uncertain, a couple of hundred
Oldest grave: 1800's- probably a slave cemetary
Records: No
Inventory: No
Owner: East Baton Rouge Parish
Property Encroachment
Overgrown-ground cover
Broken Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
General Neglect



The cemetary was managed by a now defunct benevolent society whose members are all deceased. The property is fenced in with gates that are unlocked. Headstones and tombs are in desperate need of repair showing the remains. In ground graves are either sunken or caved in.

Other Problems

The cemetary lies in a prime industrial are which can give access to the Mississippi River.

Previous Contacts

East Baton Rouge Parish, area councilman

Current Status


Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Cherryl Forbes Montgomery
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