Woodlawn Cemetery (Elmira, New York)
Woodlawn Cemetery and Woodlawn National Cemetery
Historic Davis Street gate to Woodlawn Cemetery
|Location||Elmira, New York|
|Architect||Pierce & Bickford|
|NRHP reference #||04001117|
|Added to NRHP||October 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.
- John Arnot, Jr., Congressman, Mayor, Civil War Veteran, Businessman
- Frank LaMar Christian (1876-1955), prison warden
- Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain), author
- Olivia Langdon Clemens (1845 – 1904)
- Ernie Davis, Heisman Trophy winner from Syracuse University
- Jacob Sloat Fassett, Congressman
- John W. Jones, ex-slave and sexton of Woodlawn National Cemetery
- Alexander W. Randall (1819-1872), 6th Governor of Wisconsin
- Hal Roach, comedy film & television producer
- Lucius Robinson, Governor of New York
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
- 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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