"Our partners are so important. We are grateful for the generosity of businesses, groups, and individudals in supporting our mission for the restoration of Woodlawn Cemetery."

- Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery

Ongoing Projects

Laying the ground work for Heller Garden. Pictured are James Hare (member of Friends of Woodlawn Cemetery) and Susie Heller (sister to Hatsy Heller).

  • Heller Cremation Garden

Sidewalk installation at Heller Gardens.

With thanks to our grantors, The Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning and the Finger Lakes; The Anderson Evans Foundation, The Anderson Foundation and Hilliard Foundation, as well as community donations from Dalrymple; Custom Mix Concrete and Hunt Engineering, we have developed a peaceful, parklike Cremation Garden in 2019 to surround our newly placed columbarium.

  • Partial listing of Veterans of Woodlawn Cemetery

This interactive map identifies some of the locations of veterans buried on the non-national side of Woodlawn Cemetery, as identified by Boy Scout Troop 84 and Eagle Scout Connor O’Brien. We understand it is incomplete and invite anyone with additional information or corrections to please contact the cemetery office so that as many veterans as possible can be fully recognized.

Completed Projects:

  • Restoration on the entire right hand and left thumb of 'Tut', a beautiful Grecian goddess carved from blue Westerly granite, given in memory of Harriet 'Tut' Stephen's from her sister Margaret. (Summer 2018)

  • Installation of 72 niche columbarium. (Fall 2018)


May 24th, the first placement of ashes in the Columbarium. The ashes are those of the Baynes Family, Walter, Helen and son, Christopher. Pictured are Winifred Baynes Burnham, husband Daniel Burnham and Funeral Director Jim Lynch from Lynch's Funeral Home.

Proposed Projects:

  • Restoration of historic vaults and monuments

  • Additional educational programs

  • Additional granite road signs and historic markers

  • Additional self-guided walking tours: Women of Woodlawn, Mark Twain and Friends, Civil War, Underground Railroad

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