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 United States
Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)
LocationElmira, New York
Coordinates42°06′12″N 76°49′50″W / 42.10333°N 76.83056°W / 42.10333; -76.83056Coordinates: 42°06′12″N 76°49′50″W / 42.10333°N 76.83056°W / 42.10333; -76.83056
ArchitectPierce & Bickford
NRHP reference No.04001117[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 6, 2004

Woodlawn Cemetery is the name of a cemetery in Elmira, New York, United States. Its most famous burials are Mark Twain and his wife Olivia Langdon Clemens. 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 Department of Veterans Affairs.[2]

Graves of Olivia Langdon Clemens and Mark Twain

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 Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  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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