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Lewis Washington Burial Site at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (a.k.a. Forest Lawn Cemetery)

The Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Omaha, Nebraska, established in 1885, is the final resting place of Lewis Washington, freedom seeker, abolitionist and Underground Railroad activist. In 1842, Lewis Washington escaped with the assistance of the famous abolitionist Charles Torrey, while being hired out in Washington D.C.Washington arrived in New York and met another abolitionist, Abel Brown.In the years following, Washington participated in the Underground Railroad and lectured throughout New York while in the company of Abel Brown. Washington left New York in 1847 and lectured as a member of the Liberty Party against slavery in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin. He eventually settled in Wisconsin and lived there as a small farmer until he moved to Nebraska with his family in 1880.Lewis Washington died in Omaha on August 18, 1898.

Forest Lawn Memorial Park, located at 7909 Mormon Bridge Road, Omaha, Nebraska 68152, is open to the public at designated times.There is a large entrance to the cemetery on the west side next to the Mormon Bridge road, an office for information, and electronic maps on the cemeteries website that allows one to locate burial sites more efficiently.


Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: PO Box 12006, Omaha, 68152

Website: Lewis Washington Burial Site at Forest Lawn Memorial Park (a.k.a. Forest Lawn Cemetery)

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: George Easley, General Manager

Location Type: Site

Freedom Seekers: Lewis Washington