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Mount Auburn Cemetery

 
 
Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Chris Nelson, February 1, 2003
1. Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Oldest cemetery for African Americans in Baltimore, founded in 1872 by Rev. James Peck, pastor, and trustees of Sharp Street Methodist Episcopal Church. Dating to 1787, the congregation served the community and was influential in the freedom movement of the 19th century and the civil rights movement of the 20th. Here rest former slaves, clergy, professionals, business owners and thousands of African American families.
 
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
 
Location. 39° 15.629′ N, 76° 38.212′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Waterview Avenue 0 miles west of Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 648), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Gans (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reviving the Waterfront (approx. 0.9 miles away); Senator Harry McGuirk (approx. 0.9 miles away); Gwynns Falls Trail (approx. one mile away); Carroll Park at the Golf Course (approx.
Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
2. Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker
Wide shot of the cemetery marker showing the portion of the cemetery not yet cleaned up.
one mile away); Restoring Water Quality (approx. one mile away); Carroll Park (approx. 1.1 miles away); Maryland Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Baltimore.
 
Also see . . .  Mount Auburn Cemetery - Sharp Street Memorial United Methodist Church. Originally named "The City of the Dead for Colored People" (Submitted on November 15, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.) 
 
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Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
3. Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker
Photograph of the cemetery showing the portion that has been cleaned.
Joseph Gans Grave Site - Mount Auburn Cemetery Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
4. Joseph Gans Grave Site - Mount Auburn Cemetery
Joseph Gans was the Worlds Lightweight Boxing Champion for 1902-1904 and 1906-1908
Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
5. Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker
Portion of the cemetery not yet cleaned up.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,071 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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