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The Woodlawn Cemetery

  • Location: Bronx, NY

The Woodlawn Cemetery was established in 1863 to provide a more accessible, peaceful burial ground for Manhattan residents. Located just 30 minutes from Manhattan just below Westchester County, the 400-acre cemetery is the final resting place for more than 300,000 historically relevant American figures of various races, cultures and religions, including Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Herman Melville, Madam C.J. Walker, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Celia Cruz and many others. Woodlawn is an active cemetery that serves over 3,000 families each year, providing cremation services in addition to in ground burial, community mausoleums, and private estate lots.

Woodlawn Cemetery with willow. Sourced from Flickr.

photo by: Bev Norton, Flickr

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