Mount Auburn Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland)


Mount Auburn Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland)
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Mount Auburn Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland) is located in Maryland
Location: 2614 Annapolis Rd., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 76°38′23″W / 39.25944°N 76.63972°W / 39.25944; -76.63972Coordinates: 39°15′34″N 76°38′23″W / 39.25944°N 76.63972°W / 39.25944; -76.63972
Built: 1872
Architect: Pinkney, Roland Sr.
Architectural style: Gothic, Classical Revival, et al.
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#:

01000456

[1]
Added to NRHP: September 07, 2001

Mount Auburn Cemetery is a historic African American cemetery and national historic district in Baltimore, Maryland, United States.[2] Overlooking the Middle Branch of the Patapsco River to the east, Baltimore's Downtown to the north and railroad tracks to the south, Mt. Auburn Cemetery is surrounded by the Cherry Hill, Westport, Mt. Winans and Lakeland communities.[3]

Contents

History

One of the most historic and largest African American cemeteries in Baltimore, Mt. Auburn Cemetery was formed in 1872, by the Reverend James Peck in protest to segregation against the White Methodist Church. Its grounds encompass 34 acres (140,000 m2) and holds more than 55,000 interred.[3]

Designated on the local and national historic registers, the cemetery was once known as "The City of the Dead for Colored People" since it was the only place a person of color could be buried. Once part of a farm, the land was given to the Methodist Church and assigned to the Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church to oversee its grounds.[3] Over the years the cemetery has been in total neglect with only a few of its front acreage remaining identifiable as a cemetery.

Mt. Auburn Cemetery holds the remains of some of Baltimore's and the nation's "movers and shakers" of the local civil rights movement. In addition to runaway slaves, the cemetery contains the remains ; the first African American ship chandler; clergymen; the first female funeral home director, Civil War and Civil Rights activists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, military veterans, founders of national fraternities’ and sororities’ and the ancestors of thousands of African-American families.

Mount Auburn Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.[1]

Notable interments

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery (disambiguation) — Mount Auburn Cemetery may refer to: in the United States (by state) Mount Auburn Cemetery (Harvard, Illinois) Mount Auburn Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland), listed on the NRHP in Maryland Mount Auburn Cemetery, listed on the NRHP in Massachusetts… …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery — bezeichnet mehrere gleichnamige, im NRHP gelistete, Objekte: Mount Auburn Cemetery (Baltimore, Maryland), ID Nr. 01000456 Mount Auburn Cemetery (Cambridge, Massachusetts), ID Nr. 75000254 Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur U …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Mount Auburn Cemetery — For other places with the same name, see Mount Auburn Cemetery (disambiguation). Mount Auburn Cemetery U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Mount Winans, Baltimore — Mount Winans   Urban Neighborhood   Country United States State Maryland City Baltimore Area   & …   Wikipedia

  • Maryland Route 648 — Route information …   Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in South and Southeast Baltimore — NRHP listings in South and Southeast Baltimore Map of all coordinates from Google Map of all coordinates from Bing …   Wikipedia

  • National Register of Historic Places listings in Baltimore County, Maryland — Location of Baltimore County in Maryland This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Baltimore County, Maryland. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of… …   Wikipedia

  • Liste botanischer Gärten der USA — Diese Liste der botanischen Gärten in den Vereinigten Staaten soll alle bedeutenden botanischen Gärten und Arboreten der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika enthalten. Die Liste ist alphabetisch sortiert. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Alabama 2 Alaska 3… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • List of botanical gardens in the United States — This list of botanical gardens in the United States is intended to include all significant botanical gardens and arboretums in the United States of America. NOTOC ListByUSStateTOC center=yes bottom left=yes washington dc=yes territories=yes… …   Wikipedia

  • List of cemeteries — This list of cemeteries compiles notable cemeteries, mausoleums and other places people are buried, worldwide. Reasons for notability include their design, their history and their interments.Argentina*La Recoleta Cemetery, Buenos Aires burial… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.