Woodward Hill Cemetery

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Woodward Hill Cemetery
Buchanan grave.JPG
The grave of President James Buchanan
Established 1850
Location Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Country United States
Coordinates 40°1′34″N 76°18′6″W / 40.02611°N 76.30167°W / 40.02611; -76.30167Coordinates: 40°1′34″N 76°18′6″W / 40.02611°N 76.30167°W / 40.02611; -76.30167
Type Non-denominational
Size 32 acres (13 ha)
Find a Grave Woodward Hill Cemetery
The Political Graveyard Woodward Hill Cemetery
Woodward Hill Cemetery
Location Bounded by Strawberry, South Queen, and Chesapeake Streets
NRHP Reference # 05000098[1]
Added to NRHP February 24, 2005

Woodward Hill Cemetery is a 32 acre historic rural or garden cemetery in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Trinity Lutheran Church of Lancaster in 1850, but became a non-denominational cemetery in 1856. It is known for being the burial place of James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States. In 2005 it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

Notable interments[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Schuyler, David (2004). "Woodward Hill Cemetery" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places nomination form. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Retrieved November 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Brubaker, Jack (2014-10-31). "Noted portrait painter Eichholtz deserves grave recognition". Lancaster Online. Retrieved 2014-11-08. 
  4. ^ Simmons, Rose (1992-07-01). "Daniel Strickler, 95, Veteran Of Four Wars". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2015-08-07. 

Further reading[edit]

  • "Polishing up Buchanan's memory; Crowd turns out to commemorate controversial president's birthday". Intelligencer Journal. April 25, 2005. 

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