Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Baltimore Immigration History
From 1821 to 1914, close to a total of 1.5 million immigrants chose Baltimore as their port of entry to the United States, coming from the English ports of Southampton and Liverpool, and from the German ports of Bremerhaven and Hamburg, with stops in Le Havre, France.
From 1821 to 1880, 368,000 European immigrants arrived here. Germans made up the largest group (79% of immigrants before the Civil War were German), followed by Irish and English.
Between 1880 and 1914, a much larger group, 1.1 million immigrants arrived here. Germans and Irish continued to immigrate, but were joined by other nationalities of Central and Eastern Europe: Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Poles, Czechs, Slovaks, Hungarians, and Ukrainians. Jewish immigration reflects this pattern as well; German Jews immigrated before 1880, while Polish and Russian Jews predominated afterwards. Italians and Greeks, also playing an important role in Baltimore's history, came to Baltimore from other ports of entry, as Baltimore had no steamship connections with Mediterranean ports.
The S. S. Baltimore arrived on March 23, 1868, the first ship to land at this immigration site in Locust Point.
Immigrants arrive at Locust Point in 1904
Location. 39° 16.528′ N, 76° 35.43′ W. Marker is in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker is on North Haubert Street north of Key Highway East, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of the Baltimore Immigration Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Locust Point Immigration Depot (a few steps from this marker); The Black Shipbuilders of the Chesapeake Bay (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Marine Railway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass Sculpture (approx. 0.4 miles away); Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away); Archaeological Remains (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Hankin Healthy Harbor Walking Tour (approx. 0.4 miles away); In This Building From 1992 - 1999 (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baltimore.
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.