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Near Oswego in Oswego County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rural Cemetery

 
 
Rural Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
1. Rural Cemetery Marker
Inscription.
Rural Cemetery
Begun ca. 1820
Medal of Honor Recipients
Dr. Mary Walker, 1st Female
Recipient, and James H. Lee
Interred at this Site

 
Erected 2015 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation.
 
Location. 43° 25.506′ N, 76° 33.159′ W. Marker is near Oswego, New York, in Oswego County. Marker is on Cemetery Road south of Bunker Hill Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located southwest of Oswego, in the rural countryside, a short distance south of State Route 104. Marker is in this post office area: Oswego NY 13126, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Underground Station (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mary E Walker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Birthplace Dr. Mary Edwards Walker (approx. 1.5 miles away); Fort George (approx. 2.9 miles away); Open Water = Winter Birds (approx. 3 miles away); Oswego West Side Forts (approx. 3 miles away); Wreck of the David W. Mills (approx. 3 miles away); Oswego Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oswego.
 
Additional comments.
Rural Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
2. Rural Cemetery Marker
View of marker alongside the sign for the "Oswego Town Rural Cemetery."
1. James H. Lee
For whatever it is worth, I did attempt to locate the grave of the other Medal of Honor recipient, James H. Lee, but was unable to do so. I did not see where his grave (unlike that of Doctor Mary Walker) was located on the posted Rural Cemetery Map, and I could not locate any cemetery employees to assist me, so I was unable to locate the Lee gravesite. Hopefully, the next time that I am in the area I will be more successful (or someone else can locate and post pictures of the grave on this web page).
    — Submitted July 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Rural Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
3. Rural Cemetery Marker
View of the marker looking south along Cemetery Street.
Rural Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
4. Rural Cemetery Marker
Distant view of the marker seen at the end of the rural Cemetery roadway.
Rural Cemetery Map image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
5. Rural Cemetery Map
View of the "Town of Oswego Cemetery Map," which indicates the location of Dr. Mary Walker's grave.
Site of Doctor Mary Walker's grave image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
6. Site of Doctor Mary Walker's grave
Site of Doctor Mary Walker's grave image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
7. Site of Doctor Mary Walker's grave
View of the tombstone for Doctor Mary Walker.
Doctor Mary Walker's Gravestone image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 22, 2015
8. Doctor Mary Walker's Gravestone
The grave is located at 43.25.482N x 076.32.970W
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 167 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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