Upstate New York is the home of the final resting places of many well-known celebrities.  This gallery looks at the 13 gravesites that are among the most frequented by the public.

On this list, you will learn of the gravesites of singers, television pioneers, folk heroes, social activists, and military heroes and sports legends.

They are all interesting and easy to find (each listing tells you where they are buried in each cemetery).

Celebrities Buried in New York State

Among these people is a woman who had a fifty-year showbusiness career, from the 1930s to the 1970s.  She is buried in the Adirondacks.  Also, the grave of America's "Queen of Comedy," is buried in far western New York.  A woman who was a Niagara daredevil who was buried within the sound of the Falls' roar.  A military hero who is buried under a towering obelisk marked with bronze Buffalo heads protruding out from the sides.

And which president is buried with his wife and their pets are buried nearby?  And what famous writer is buried in a cemetery in a village that carries his own last name?

I have been writing and researching the graves of Upstate New York for over 20 years, and my book about this research is now in its second printing.  I have met lots of people along the way who enjoy going to cemeteries and digging up (not literally) the great stories of these exciting and interesting American lives.  There are hundreds of famous graves in our region, but from my experience, these 13 are the most asked for, sought out, and visited of them all.

Hundreds Visit These 13 Upstate New York "Celebrity Graves" Each Year

There are thousands of famous people buried in the Empire State, mostly in New York City. But, there are a great number of "celebrities" buried in the Upstate Region as well. Here are 13 famous graves that are among the most visited final resting places in Upstate.

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio

Read On! A Lucky List of 13 of the Best Hot Wing Restaurants in Central NY

As an Upstate New York travel writer I am on the road in the region some 30-40,000 miles a year. And along the way I have stopped at hundreds of places to eat over the last 15 years. Now, my go to meal is always Italian, but...if I am not in the mood for a full sit-down meal I am always good for a bowl of hot wings in a tavern or inn. Here are 13 of the best wing joints in Upstate New York. I have kept the big chains and franchises off the list although they are for the most part excellent (places like Dinosaur BBQ, or Tullys). This list shines the light on smaller, independent, out of the way places that often get missed in the "Best of..." contests and polls, and yet are truly putting out some epic wings. Try them out!

Gallery Credit: Chuck D'Imperio