Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)


Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)

Infobox_nrhp | name =Woodlawn Cemtery and Woodlawn National Cemetery
nrhp_type =


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caption = Historic Davis Street gate to Woodlawn Cemetery
location= Elmira, New York
lat_degrees = 42
lat_minutes = 6
lat_seconds = 33
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 76
long_minutes = 49
long_seconds = 42
long_direction = W
locmapin = New York
area =
built =1864
architect= Pierce and Bickford; et.al.
architecture= No Style Listed
added = October 06, 2004
governing_body = VETERANS ADMINISTRATION
refnum=04001117cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
: "This article refers to the" Woodlawn Cemetery "in the Elmira, New York. For other uses, see" Woodlawn Cemetery (disambiguation)"."

Woodlawn Cemetery is the name of a cemetery in Elmira, New York, United States. The most famous person buried in it is Mark Twain. Many members of the United States Congress, including Jacob Sloat Fassett are also interred there.

Within Woodlawn Cemetery is the distinct Woodlawn National Cemetery, begun with the interment of Confederate prisoners from a nearby prison camp during the American Civil War. It is run by the United States Veterans Administration.cite web|author=Virginia L. Bartos|title=National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination:Woodlawn Cemetery and Woodlawn National Cemetery|url=http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=100696|date=August, 1982|accessdate=2008-09-09 and [http://www.oprhp.state.ny.us/hpimaging/hp_view.asp?GroupView=100698 "Accompanying 10 photos, from 2004"] ]

Both cemeteries are still active and together were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.

Notable burials

*Mark Twain author
*Ernie Davis Heisman Trophy winner from Syracuse University
*Hal Roach comedy film & television producer
*John W. Jones ex-slave and sexton of Woodlawn National Cemetery
*Jacob Sloat Fassett Congressman
*Lucius Robinson, Governor of New York

External links

* From [http://www.vintageviews.org VintageViews.org] :
** [http://vintageviews.org/vv-ny/AE/cards/e020.html Mark Twain's Grave]
** [http://vintageviews.org/vv-ny/AE/cards/e003.html Entrance to the Cemetery] (1910s)
* [http://www.findagrave.com/php/famous.php?page=cem&FScemeteryid=66781 Find A Grave Site]

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