“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Catonsville in Baltimore County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Old Salem Church and Graveyard

National Register of Historic Places


—United States Department of the Interior —

Old Salem Church and Graveyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Claire Carton, May 6, 2015
1. Old Salem Church and Graveyard Marker
Inscription. Salemsgemeinde, the German Evangelical Lutheran Salem Congregation, was founded September 30, 1849 by German immigrants, many from Bavaria. The congregation dedicated this Gothic Revival style church June 16, 1850. That year the congregation built a new schoolhouse with instruction in German, and it became one of the first public schools in the area. The graveyard, “God’s Acre,” was established in 1851. The congregation built a new church in the village of Catonsville, dedicated in 1903, keeping this first home and graveyard. In 1977, Salem Congregation, along with community members, formed Historical Salem, Inc., leasing to this independent organization the building for restoration and historic preservation.

Erected in memory of Doris Miller Krabitz (1922-2003) by her family.
Location. 39° 17.094′ N, 76° 43.864′ W. Marker is near Catonsville, Maryland, in Baltimore County. Marker is on Ingleside Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Just south of route 40 and Ingleside Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 701 Ingleside Avenue, Catonsville MD 21228, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 6-Mile Marker on the National Road (approx. 0.9 miles away); This Memorial is Dedicated to all the Men and Women of the Catonsville area

Old Salem Church and Graveyard image. Click for full size.
By Claire Carton, May 6, 2015
2. Old Salem Church and Graveyard
View from the north
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Catonsville (approx. 0.9 miles away); Castle Thunder (approx. 1.1 miles away); Baltimore Regional Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Rolling Road (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Streetcar Era in Catonsville (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Catonsville (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Catonsville.
More about this marker. Churchyard is open to the public but the church is not. I parked in the large lot of the office complex just south of the church and walked the few feet to the churchyard
Regarding Old Salem Church and Graveyard. This is a charming little graveyard and little stone church. It's on a busy street now and just feet away from the very busy route 40, but in the churchyard itself it is easy to imagine how it might have been long ago.
Additional keywords. German American, Baltimore, graveyard, cemetery, burial ground, German, Bavarian, Catonsville, Maryland, Maisel, Kimmelshue, Bartell, Reitz
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Claire Carton of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 220 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on March 21, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Claire Carton of Baltimore, Maryland.   2. submitted on May 8, 2015, by Claire Carton of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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