Elmira in Chemung County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John W. Jones
c. 1817 - 1900 escaped slave stationmaster Underground Railroad. Guided 860 to freedom.
Buried 2973 CSA soldiers at Woodlawn National Cemetery with dignity.
Erected by Chemung County Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 42° 6.464′ N, 76° 49.478′ W. Marker is in Elmira, New York, in Chemung County. Marker is on Davis Street just south of Woodlawn Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1250 Davis St, Elmira NY 14901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John W. Jones Museum (a few steps from this marker); Augustus W. Cowles (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mark Twain (about 600 feet away); Colonel John Hendy (about 700 feet away); Confederate Burials in the National Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate BurialsConfederate Soldiers Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Shohola Railroad Accident Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elmira.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2022, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 10, 2022, by Scott J. Payne of Deposit, New York. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.