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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  • Very interesting tour through graves of many of the historical Auburn forefathers. Seward, Hardenberg and and Chief Logan among them. However, you had better be in decent shape as the place is VERY hi...  more »
  • There is a map near the entrance that shows the sections where the famous people are buried, however finding the sections can be a bit difficult. Perhaps some additional signage would help to find the...  more »
  • If you're reading this you must be into walking around cemetaries, either for the history, the peace, or the art, or all of the above. This one is a must. It's gorgeous and hilly and huge. There is a ...  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.

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