The Second Street Cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in Elmira, New York. It was designed by an abolitionist, Francis Hall. Buried in the Second Street Cemetery are individuals/people who were involved in Elmira's Underground Railroad and abolitionist activities. They include John Selover, Riggs Watrous, Sandy Brandt, and George Jones. Elmira is located just across the New York/Pennsylvania state line and was a stop on the Underground Railroad. John W. Jones, formerly enslaved, was the sexton of this cemetery. John W. Jones was a major conductor of the Underground Railroad in Elmira and assisted over 800 runaways to freedom.
Visitor Information: Currently open to public.
Location: 317 East Church St, Elmira, 14901
National Park Unit: No
Ownership: John Tonello
Location Type: Site
Freedom Seekers: John Jones
UGRR Operatives: George Jones,John Selover,John W. Jones,Riggs Watrous,Sandy Brandt