Monroe, Louisiana: Grave of a Married Man

Gossips whispered that Annie Livingston never married her husband, Sidney Saunders. So when he died, she erected a marble statue of him holding a carving of their marriage certificate.

Old City Cemetery

Address:
Elysian Fields Rd, Monroe, LA
Directions:
Old City Cemetery. At the intersection of N. 9th St., Elysian Fields Rd, and Desiard St. Statue is just inside the cemetery entrance, on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Marriage certificate.

Sidney Saunders Statue

This statue was placed atop Sidney Saunders burial vault by his questionable wife, holding a copy of their marriage certificate, as supposed proof that they were actually married. She had the statue facing downtown, toward the naysayers' homes, where he could stare at them for eternity.

[Bobby Tedford & Glenn Austin, 01/22/2016]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Biedenharn Coca-Cola and Bible MuseumBiedenharn Coca-Cola and Bible Museum, Monroe, LA - 2 mi.
Duck Dynasty HeadquartersDuck Dynasty Headquarters, West Monroe, LA - 3 mi.
Louisiana Military MuseumLouisiana Military Museum, Ruston, LA - 31 mi.
In the region:
Historic Bonnie and Clyde Gas Station, Gibsland, LA - 55 mi.

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