Woodlawn Cemetery of Elmira, Elmira

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Woodlawn Cemetery is the name of a cemetery in Elmira, New York, United States. The most famous person buried in it is Mark Twain. 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 Veterans Administration.Both cemeteries are still active and together were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004.Notable burialsMark Twain authorErnie Davis Heisman Trophy winner from Syracuse UniversityHal Roach comedy film & television producerJohn W. Jones ex-slave and sexton of Woodlawn National CemeteryJacob Sloat Fassett CongressmanLucius Robinson, Governor of New YorkJohn Arnot, Jr. Congressman, Mayor, Civil War Veteran, Businessman
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  • August 9, 2017
    The cemetery is very well kept and allows one time to reflect while walking through it. There are many trees and many different types of headstones. It is interesting to read some of the inscriptions ...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    So many interesting people here, accentuated by the burial site of the Confederate POWs from the Elmira camp. Quiet and peaceful for a walk.  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    I went to the cemetery to visit Mark Twain's grave site. This cemetery is huge. My gps took me to the cemetery. There are signs pointing to his grave site. Got lost in cemetery trying to find my way o...  more »
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  • January 18, 2017
    CrushUrPride, I'm glad I don't play that Pokemon game. At least Woodlawn loves Ingress, Niantics other game. We still have all our stuff in their and they let us keep it. We're able to play in there 24/7, night or day, and they don't care what we do in there or when we do it or how we do it. Well, just the other night there were some Elmira folks in there all hours of the night Playing. Woodlawn loves Ingress and Elmira loves Woodlawn
  • July 29, 2016
    The people that run this cemetery must hate the people of Elmira, the very city it is built in! They treat people that come to this place like we shouldn't be there. They get the most people to visit the cemetery in who knows how many years, and what do they do? They take out the reason the people were going there. Pokemon Go has been the biggest draw in for the cemetery, but because they did not want people in the cemetery walking around or just taking in the scenery while playing a game on their phone they remove EVERYTHING to do with the game. Shame on you Woodlawn! Elmira feels the same way about you!
  • March 15, 2016
    This is a very well kept cemetery that has many famous people buried in it. They give tours and even Halloween tours in the fall. Great tours of grave sites that include Mark Twain. The famous people are listed below. Most notably Mark Twain and most of his wife's family. * Mark Twain author * Ernie Davis Heisman Trophy winner from Syracuse University * Hal Roach comedy film & television producer * John W. Jones ex-slave and sexton of Woodlawn National Cemetery * Jacob Sloat Fassett Congressman * Lucius Robinson, Governor of New York * John Arnot, Jr. Congressman, Mayor, Civil War Veteran, Businessman
  • June 15, 2016
    Really was cool seeing all the gravesites and memorials for these young men who fought in the Civil War. The only thing really left is the cemetery, there are only historical markers showing where the Union POW camp used to be.
  • August 13, 2016
    Very peaceful, good waking paths.

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