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Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY, is the final resting place for many freedom seekers, abolitionists, Union Soldiers, and Underground Railroad workers. John W. Jones was the superintendent of Woodlawn Cemetery and he was a former slave and a conductor of the Underground Railroad in Elmira, NY. He also buried 3,000 Confederate soldiers who died at the Elmira Prison Camp during the Civil war. Others buried at Woodlawn are Elizabeth Adams (also known as Lear Green), Henry Washington, Daniel Webster, John Washington, Jervis Langdon (Mark Twain's father-in-law), Judge Ariel Thurston, Governor Lucius Robinson and his brother John, Francis Hall and Simeon Benjamin.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 1200 Walnut St, Elmira, 14905

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Thomas Hennegar

Location Type: Site

Freedom Seekers: Daniel Webster,Elizabeth Adams (known as Lear Green),Henry Washington,John Washington

UGRR Operatives: John W. Jones,Simeon Benjamin