Loudon Park Cemetery
Loudon Park Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. It was incorporated on January 27, 1853, on 100 acres (40 ha) of the site of the "Loudon" estate, previously owned by James Carey, a local merchant and politician. The entrance to the cemetery is located at 3620 Wilkens Avenue.
|Owned by||Privately owned|
|Size||500-acre (202 ha)|
|No. of interments||~130,000|
|Find a Grave||Loudon Park Cemetery|
The cemetery and Loudon Park Funeral Home, Inc. are locally owned and operated. Both the cemetery and the funeral home became privately owned in 2014 when they were acquired from Service Corporation International (SCI). Loudon Park Funeral Home was built on the grounds of the historic cemetery by Stewart Enterprises in 1995. SCI acquired Stewart Enterprises in 2013.
Loudon National CemeteryEdit
A portion of the eastern section is owned by the federal government as Loudon Park National Cemetery, acquired in 1861, and holds the remains of 2,300 Union soldiers killed during the Civil War. There is also a Confederate section where about 650 Confederate soldiers are buried, marked by a statue of a Confederate soldier. Since 2003, nearly all of the Confederates in this section have had new markers put on their graves under an "Adopt-a-Confederate" program. The entrance to the National Cemetery portion of Loudon Park is located along Frederick Avenue in the neighborhood of Irvington.
Notable persons interred here include:
- Thomas Beck (1909–1995), actor
- Charles Joseph Bonaparte (1851–1921), former United States Attorney General, former United States Secretary of the Navy, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte (1805–1870), son of Jérôme Bonaparte, nephew of Emperor Napoleon I, father of Charles Joseph Bonaparte.
- William Samuel Booze (1862–1933, U.S. Congressman from Maryland's 3rd District, 1897–1899
- Abel G. Cadwallader (1841–1907), Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.
- Jack L. Chalker (1944–2005), author
- Barnes Compton (1830–1898), former Congressman and Maryland state Treasurer.
- Frederick Nicholls Crouch (1808–1896), composer.
- Elijah Cummings (1951–2019), U.S Congressman from Maryland's 7th district, 1996–2019.
- Frederick George D'Utassy (1827–1892), Civil War Union Army officer
- David Danforth (1890–1970), Major League Baseball player
- James William Denny (1838–1923), Civil War Confederate Army officer and U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1899–1901 and 1903–1905
- Lewis Pessano "Buttercup" Dickerson (1858–1920), Major League Baseball player
- Charles W. Field (1828–1892), military officer in the United States, Confederate and Egyptian armies
- John T. Ford (1829–1894), operator of Ford's Theater
- James Albert Gary (1833–1920), former United States Postmaster General.
- Harry Gilmor (1838–1883), Confederate cavalry officer and Baltimore City Police Commissioner.
- Bradley T. Johnson (1829–1903), Writer, Confederate Brigadier General, commanded the 1st Maryland Regiment (C.S.A.).
- William Kimmel (1812–1886), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1877–1881.
- William W. McIntire (1850–1912), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1897–1899.
- H. L. Mencken (1880–1956), journalist, critic, author, and essayist.
- Ottmar Mergenthaler (1854–1899), inventor of the Linotype.
- Mary Young Pickersgill (1776–1857), seamstress who made the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write "The Star-Spangled Banner".
- Robert John Reynolds (1838–1909), former governor of Delaware.
- Samuel J. Seymour (1860–1956), the last surviving witness to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Mary Pickersgill tombstone and plaque
NRHP plaque for Weiskittel Mausoleum
Monument for General Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate States Army
Confederate Hill during Confederate Memorial Day, 2012
Confederate memorial and graves, Confederate Memorial Day, 2 June 2012
John T. Ford monument
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