Fort Hill Cemetery

Fort Hill Cemetery


Shown within New York

Established 1851 (Chapel built in 1893)
Location 19 Fort St, Auburn, New York
Coordinates 42°55′29″N 76°34′18″W / 42.92472°N 76.57167°W / 42.92472; -76.57167Coordinates: 42°55′29″N 76°34′18″W / 42.92472°N 76.57167°W / 42.92472; -76.57167
Style Gothic Revival
Website Fort Hill Cemetery

Fort Hill Cemetery, founded in 1851, is a historic cemetery located in downtown Auburn, New York, known for it's headstones of notable people such as former Secretary of State William H. Seward, his son, General William H. Seward, Jr. and abolitionist and humanitarian Harriet Tubman.


The cemetery, which was founded in 1851, is built on what was once a fortified village of the Cayuga Indians.[1] The cemetery features a 56 ft (17 m). high limestone obelisk monument to Chief Logan, famed chief of the Cayuga Indians.[2]

Notable burials

The cemetery features headstones of such notable people as:[3]


The Bradley Mortuary Chapel (which also serves as the cemetery office and gatehouse) was designed by the architect Julius A. Schweinfurth in a Gothic Revival style and completed in 1893. Julius A. Schweinfurth was a brother and partner to Charles F. Schweinfurth.


  4. "Historic Properties Relating to Harriet Tubman in Auburn, New York" (PDF). National Park Service. June 1991.

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