Baltimore Cemetery

"A couple dozen blocks east on North Avenue from its more famous cousin, Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore Cemetery is a little less known. Fewer famous folks enjoy their final slumber here, though if you're a big "Our Gang" fan, you'll want to track down Norman Chaney, who played an obscure character named Chubby in the early episodes. The monuments tend to be smaller, perhaps reflecting a more working-class clientele, but the sweeping high-ground vistas of the city more than compensate. It's all terribly picturesque. Our favorite thing about Baltimore Cemetery, though, is its dramatic approach: up a sharp hill at the end of North Avenue with the imposing cemetery gates that appear, due to a trick of perspective, to open only to the sky. Once inside the graves run, like death itself, all downhill from there."

~ article in the Baltimore City Paper, Baltimore, MD, 9/17/2003

The cemetery opened in 1850 and lies in the Northeast corner of the City. It is on high ground and comprises over 100 acres overlooking the city.

Many Germans are interred in this cemetery. Most were German immigrants that worked in the many breweries that surrounded the cemetery. This was also a neighborhood with a Schutzenpark. Germans were the largest group interred here, however, after prohibition and the closing of the breweries many left the area. During the 'flu epidemic' in 1918 there were as many as 24 burials per day.

2500 E North Ave

Baltimore, MD 21213-1598


Photo Album from the Baltimore Cemetery

Photos taken 9-6-2010

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