Troy, New York: Uncle Sam's Grave Team Field Report

Oakwood Cemetery

Oakwood Ave., Troy, NY
In Oakwood Cemetery, just north of the city. Enter at the southern gate off of Hwy 40/Oakwood Ave. Drive past the big entrance house and keep an eye out for the small "Uncle Sam Grave" directional signs. It's a big cemetery with winding roads, and you'll probably get lost, but you should eventually find it. There's a flagpole next to the tombstone. Grave coordinates: 42.762481,-73.668111
Gates open daily 7am - 7:30pm Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Uncle Sam's Grave.

Uncle Sam's Grave

The grave is not a political statement, it's just the grave of a real guy who died in the 1800s. Report... [06/27/2011]

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Uncle Sam's Grave Still Closed After Vandalism and Flag Burning

In mid-March, two vandals went on a rampage of desecration in Troy, New York's Oakwood Cemetery, where Uncle Sam is buried. Sam "Uncle Sam" Wilson's decorative urn and headstone were damaged, and a flag pole was knocked over, the American flag set on fire....

[04/15/2005] Complete News Story

Uncle Sam's grave

Well, I don't see how you can miss Troy, NY, "The Home of Uncle Sam." You can visit Uncle Sam's grave in Oakwood Cemetery. Of course the city of Troy knocked down Uncle Sam's house to make way for a highway that ended up on the other side of the Hudson River...The cemetery has a crematorium with a large dragon gargoyle on it!

[Lori Doyle, 03/17/1997]

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Uncle Sam Brewery MuralUncle Sam Brewery Mural, Troy, NY - 1 mi.
Aluminum Statue of Uncle SamAluminum Statue of Uncle Sam, Troy, NY - 2 mi.
Hometown of Uncle SamHometown of Uncle Sam, Troy, NY - 2 mi.
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Wally the Stegosaurus, Pittsfield, MA - 30 mi.

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