Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Erected by Buffalo Historical Society, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Location. 42° 55.381′ N, 78° 51.455′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (New York State Route 5) and West Delavan. Click for map. Marker is centered and protruding from a bush on the right side of the driveway to the cemetery off Main Street. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14208, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. To Preserve the Memories (within shouting distance of this marker); To Honor the Memory of Our Dead (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemoration for African American Soldiers of the American Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); This Monument Honors the Soldiers and Sailors (within shouting distance of this marker); On This Day of May 30, 1991, The Semper Fidelis Post #356 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erastus Granger (about 500 feet away); Red Jacket (approx. 0.4 miles away); Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
More about this marker. The figure at the top of the marker is the
Regarding Forest Lawn Cemetery. The National Register of Historic Places plaque is affixed to the left of the entrance arch and reads, "Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County. In recognition of its significance in American history and culture was listed on the State Register of Historic Places on 1 March 1990 under provisions of the State Historic Preservation Act of 1980 and on the National Register of Historic Places on 10 May 1990 under provisions of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966.
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1. Forest Lawn Cemetery - Buffalo as an Architectural Museum. (Submitted on March 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Love & Forest Lawn Cemetery's Sesquicentennial. ...Buried here are such greats as Millard Fillmore, thirteenth president of the United States; John J. Albright and Seymour H. Knox, founders of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery; Red Jacket, great orator Chief of the Seneca Nation and supporter of the neutrality of his nation during the War of 1812; George Norman Pierce, creator of the Pierce-Arrow Motor Car; as well as 47 mayors of Buffalo, veterans of eight wars, and seven recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Civil War—the most of any cemetery outside of Arlington. Also interred is Elbridge Gerry Spaulding: banker, Buffalo mayor, U.S. Congressman, and “Father of the Greenback” (he originated paper currency to fund the Civil War); Pete Johnson, the King of Boogie; Katherine Cornell, (Submitted on September 7, 2015.)
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