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Fort Hill Cemetery, Auburn

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Fort Hill Cemetery, founded in 1999, is a cemetery located in downtown Auburn, New York. It features headstones of such notable people as William H. Seward with his son, William H. Seward, Jr.. It also included Harriet Tubman who is resting on Fort Hill Cemetery's "West Lawn C", beneath a large tree with two small bushes on each side of her headstone, Martha Coffin Wright, Myles Walter Keogh, and Thomas Mott Osborne.The cemetery is built on what was once a fortified village of the Cayuga Indians. It also features a 56ft. high limestone obelisk monument to Chief Logan, famed chief of the Cayuga Indians.The Bradley Mortuary Chapel (which also serves as the cemetery office and gatehouse) was designed by the architect Julius A. Schweinfurth in a Gothic Revival style and completed in 1893. Julius A. Schweinfurth was a brother and partner to Charles F. Schweinfurth.
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  • This is a Great Days Adventure! You can walk the hillsides for exercise or drive it's rolling hills by car, and be fascinated by the old headstones alone. Visit the graves of Senator Seward and Harrie...  more »
  • We were looking for a short day trip from Syracuse and decided to try Auburn. I found the cemetery on TripAdvisor and thought we'd give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised. We spent about two hours...  more »
  • Located just west of city center, this cemetery is immaculately maintained, easy to drive through and filled with key people who were important contributors to NY. Logan's grave is centrally located, ...  more »
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  • Really beautiful grounds with a lot of history. Make sure to check out the grave site of Harriet Tubman and William H. Seward. Also buried there is Myles Keogh who fell on the battlefield at Little Bighorn with Custer.
  • I have six sets of grandparents and my parents buried in Fort hill it is well kept and main tainted. I am very proud of it.
  • We visited the grave site of Harriet Tubman in August 2016. We took our voice recorder with us. We were complimenting her for her heroic bravery for all that she did to help with the Underground Railroad and getting slaves to a safe place and we caught an EVP of a woman's voice saying "They need help" with an emphasis on help. Very cool!
  • Local burials of famous Auburnians such as William Seward and Harriet Tubman. Take a walk through and see the history of the area. Originally a Indian burial mound legend says.
  • Harriet Tubman Gravestone is here and I google StreetView It.