Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)

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Woodlawn Cemetery and Woodlawn National Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery Gate.jpg
Historic Davis Street gate to Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York) is located in New York
Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)
Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York) is located in the US
Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)
Location Elmira, New York
Coordinates 42°6′33″N 76°49′42″W / 42.10917°N 76.82833°W / 42.10917; -76.82833Coordinates: 42°6′33″N 76°49′42″W / 42.10917°N 76.82833°W / 42.10917; -76.82833
Built 1864
Architect Pierce and Bickford
NRHP reference # 04001117[1]
Added to NRHP October 6, 2004

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.[2]

Both cemeteries are still active and together were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Virginia L. Bartos (August 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination:Woodlawn Cemetery and Woodlawn National Cemetery". Retrieved 2008-09-09. and Accompanying 10 photos, from 2004

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