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Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls

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Cemetery · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Oakwood Cemetery in Niagara Falls, New York was founded in 1852 after land was donated by Lavinia Porter. It covers over 18 acres (1 km²) and over 19,000 are buried there. Notable graves include first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel Annie Edson Taylor, Secretary of War Peter Buell Porter, Judge Augustus Porter, and first person to swim the English Channel Captain Matthew Webb. In 2014 it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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  • I wish I had had time to do a guided tour but I was on the road with other places to go and see. I wanted to pay my respects to Annie Edson Taylor...first person to intentionally go over Horseshoe...  more »
  • We want to thank the Director of Operations, Tim Baxter, for a lovely morning tour of the cemetery. He was not only very knowledgeable about the history of those buried there, but he had many...  more »
  • As good as it can be as the final destination in life.
  • Very well kept, staff is caring and compassionate

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