This image is the cover for the book Secrets of the Old Biloxi Cemetery, Landmarks

Secrets of the Old Biloxi Cemetery, Landmarks

The countryside between Mobile and New Orleans teems with memorials, but few historic spots occasion pause for reflection like the Old Biloxi Cemetery. Burials go back to the eighteenth-century French settlement, when Biloxi was the planned capital of the Louisiana territory. Secrets abound in the old cemetery--not exactly buried, since many prominent inhabitants sealed unsolved mysteries with their final remains in the aboveground tombs developed here. Author John Cuevas explores the fascinating history of the cemetery, including the massive restoration of the iconic resting place of his ancestor Juan de Cuevas, great-grandfather to more than nine thousand Gulf Coast families.

John Cuevas, Nick Black

John Cuevas was born and raised in Gulfport and has been researching coast history since the 1950s. His family is one of the oldest pioneer families between Mobile and New Orleans. As creative director of his own advertising firm in Atlanta for more than twenty-five years, he worked with some of the nation's top companies, wining gold awards in radio, television and print advertising. Cuevas has written articles and books about the coast. His book Cat Island (McFarland, 2011) is considered to be the definitive history of that Gulf Coast barrier island. His latest book, Discovering Cat Island: Photographs and History (University Press of Mississippi, 2018), is a coffee table photographic guide to the historic sites of the island.

The History Press