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Mount Auburn Cemetery

 
 
Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAfrican AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Maryland Historical Trust series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1872.
 
Location. 39° 15.629′ N, 76° 38.212′ W. Marker is in Westport in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on Waterview Avenue, 0 miles west of Annapolis Road (Maryland Route 648), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
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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. 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).
 
Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 12, 2013
5. Mount Auburn Cemetery Marker
Portion of the cemetery not yet cleaned up.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2008, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,660 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 13, 2008, by Chris Nelson of Baltimore, Maryland.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022