Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, Elmira

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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 the nearby Elmira Prison (dubbed "Hellmira" by its inmates) during the American Civil War. It is run by the United States Veterans Administration.
Both cemeteries are still active and together were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.
Frank LaMar Christian (1876-1955), prison wardenSamuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) authorErnie Davis Heisman Trophy winner from Syracuse UniversityHal Roach comedy film & television producerJohn W. Jones ex-slave and sexton of Woodlawn National CemeteryJacob Sloat Fassett CongressmanLucius Robinson, Governor of New YorkJohn Arnot, Jr. Congressman, Mayor, Civil War Veteran, Businessman
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  • We like going here for walks. Not too many people so plenty of room for social distancing. They have a audio history tour which is nice. Very well kept cemetery, lots of history  more »
  • Mark Twains grave and a lot of abolitionists buried in Elmira, beautiful tree shaded paths and roads,love the beautiful statues  more »
  • We visited Mark Twain's grave 109 years exactly since his passing.
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