Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by University of Rochester & Friends of Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RR • African Americans • Civil Rights.
Location. 43° 7.854′ N, 77° 36.902′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Mt. Hope Road. Marker is in Mount Hope Cemetery. The cemetery "road" it's on is Fifth. The easiest way to find it is to enter the southern Mt. Hope entrance (not the Elmwood entrance) turn right and stay on that road. It's at the top of the hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Susan B. Anthony (approx. 0.2 miles away); Highland Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hartwell Carver, M.D. (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trophy Cannon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Camp Fitz-John Porter Rochester Water Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); Nursery Office (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ninth of November, 1886 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
More about this marker. This marker is sited here because Douglass' grave is located there as well. As you can tell from the pictures, next to the marker is another marker with an arrow. Walk down the path to the next identical marker, turn left and go to the grave.
Regarding Frederick Douglass. 1 - Mt. Hope is one of America's oldest municipally owned cemeteries.
2 - Susan B. Anthony is buried here as well, but her grave is harder to find and is not graced with a marker.
3 - Once you are done visiting the grave, exit the cemetery. If you proceed to the north entrance, head south (right), if you exit the south entrance turn north (left). Look for Reservoir St. on the right. Turn there and drive to the end. Park and on the north side of the street is a small rise and deep bowl. There is a large statue of Frederick Douglass and a number of his quotes there. This statue was originally located downtown near the current train station, but was relocated in the 1970s.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 764 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on May 30, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 31, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.