Famous Gravesites and Epitaphs Abolitionist John Brown

About the final resting place of abolitionist John Brown including location, gravestone description and epitaph.


JOHN BROWN, U.S. abolitionist, 1800-1859

Where Buried: John Brown Farm State Historic Site, Lake Placid, N.Y.

Gravestone: Three-foot-high stone slab that originally marked grave of Brown's grandfather in Canton, O., placed at Brown's request on his own grave. The names of Brown and three of his sons were added, and the weathered stone is now protected by a bronze and plate-glass shield near a huge glacial boulder inscribed "John Brown."

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