Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)
Woodlawn Cemetery and Woodlawn National Cemetery
Historic Davis Street gate to Woodlawn Cemetery
|Location||Elmira, New York|
|Architect||Pierce and Bickford|
|NRHP reference #||04001117|
|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.
- Frank LaMar Christian (1876-1955), prison warden
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (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
- John Arnot, Jr. Congressman, Mayor, Civil War Veteran, Businessman
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- 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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