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Woodlawn Cemetery

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This article is about the cemetery in the Bronx. A cemetery of the same name, the burial place of Emperor Norton I is in Colma, California.

Located in The Bronx, Woodlawn Cemetery is one of the largest cemeteries in New York City. Opened in 1865, at a time when The Bronx was still considered as being out in "the country." Built on gentle, rolling hills, its tree-lined roads provide a beautiful setting in today's bustling city.

In 1967, what is generally believed to be the first community mausoleum on the East Coast of the United States was built at Woodlawn. The concept has proved extremely popular, and as a result many other cemeteries throughout the United States have since added such structures.

Notable people interred there include:

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