Old Salem Catonsville

Old Salem Cemetery-Catonsville, Baltimore County


701 Ingleside Avenue

Catonsville, Maryland

Source: Church website http://www.salem-catonsville.org/Site/oldsalem.htm

The cemetery was established in 1851, one year after the church was consecrated on that location. The site was named a ‘Historic site’ on the National Historic Registry in 1976.

In 1976, a group of interested Catonsville people organized Historical Old Salem, Inc., the purpose of which was to restore and preserve Old Salem Church and site. Through a 99-year lease the organization accepted the responsibility for the care and custody of the building and grounds.

Fortified with a substantial grant for the Maryland Historical Trust, annual membership contributions, memorials and subsequent grants, the restoration got under way. The work is continuing as funds become available.

Because the up-keep and restoration of Old Salem and the cemetery is on-going, the Old Salem Trust Fund was established in 1989. "to provide and assure a financial means to continue the restoration and preservation of the Old Salem Church and adjoining cemetery grounds into the future."

There is a book for sale with any proceeds to benefit Historic Old Salem, Inc. The cost of the books is $20 and postage/packaging is $3.50. Checks should be made payable to Historical Old Salem, Inc. c/o Michele Miller, 6207 Beechwood Road, Baltimore, MD 21239. Please remember to include your full name and address for mailing. Note: My daughter gave me a copy as a Christmas present (2012). If you have descendants here, the book is a must.

We visited the cemetery on May 19, 2012.

Photos from our visit