Fort Hill Cemetery

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Fort Hill Cemetery
Fort Hill Cemetery Gatehouse.JPG
Fort Hill Cemetery is located in New York
Fort Hill Cemetery
Shown within New York
Established1851 (Chapel built in 1893)
Coordinates42°55′29″N 76°34′18″W / 42.92472°N 76.57167°W / 42.92472; -76.57167Coordinates: 42°55′29″N 76°34′18″W / 42.92472°N 76.57167°W / 42.92472; -76.57167
StyleGothic Revival Edit this at Wikidata

Fort Hill Cemetery, is a historically significant cemetery located in Auburn, New York. It was incorporated on May 15, 1851 under its official name: "Trustees of the Fort Hill Cemetery Association of Auburn". It is known for its headstones of notable people such as former Secretary of State William H. Seward, his son, William H. Seward Jr. and abolitionist and freedom fighter Harriet Tubman.


The cemetery, which was founded in the mid 19th Century, is built on what was once a fortified village of the Cayuga Indians.[1] The cemetery features a 56 ft (17 m). high limestone obelisk monument to Chief Logan, famed chief of the Iroquois Indians.[2]

Notable burials[edit]

The cemetery features headstones of such notable people as:[3]


The Bradley Mortuary Chapel (which also serves as the cemetery office and gatehouse) was designed by the architect Julius A. Schweinfurth in a Gothic Revival style and completed in 1893. Julius A. Schweinfurth was a brother and partner to Charles F. Schweinfurth.



  1. ^ "Fort Hill Cemetery".
  2. ^ "Fort Hill Cemetery Logan's Monument".
  3. ^ "Fort Hill Cemetery Notable People".
  4. ^ "Historic Properties Relating to Harriet Tubman in Auburn, New York". National Park Service. June 1991.

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