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24. Mark Twain's Gravesite

The Woodlawn Cemetery, serves as the burial ground for Samuel L. Clemens, better known as the author Mark Twain.
Type: Officially Marked Monument Involved: Twain, Mark
Location: 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY Cause: Freethought / Atheism / Secular Humanism

This location, The Woodlawn Cemetery, serves as the burial ground for Samuel L. Clemens, better known as the author Mark Twain. Much of Twain's family, including his mother, wife, son, and daughter are also buried in this cemetery.

The gravesite is dominated by a memorial obelisk bearing Twain’s likeness. Individual headstones are arranged along the path leading to the obelisk.

This site has been included among two hundred sites on the New York State Path Through History, which commemorates the writing of Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn in Elmira. For announcement, click here. For full list of Path Through History sites, click here.