Loudon Park Cemetery
The central portion of the Cemetery
|Owned by||Stewart Enterprises, Inc.|
|Size||350-acre (142 ha)|
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Loudon Park Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland is a subsidiary of Stewart Enterprises, Inc., the second largest operator of funeral homes and cemeteries in the United States. The 350-acre (142 ha) cemetery was incorporated in 1853 on the site of the "Loudon" estate, previously owned by James Carey, a local merchant and politician. The entrance to the cemetery is located at 3620 Wilkens Avenue.
A portion of the eastern section is owned by the Federal Government as Loudon Park National Cemetery, acquired in 1861, and holds the remains of 2,300 Union soldiers killed during the Civil War. There is also a Confederate section where about 650 Confederate soldiers are buried, marked by a statue of a Confederate soldier. Since 2003, nearly all of the Confederates in this section have had new markers put on their graves under an "Adopt-a-Confederate" program. The entrance to the National Cemetery portion of Loudon Park is located along Frederick Avenue in the neighborhood of Irvington.
Notable persons interred here include:
- Thomas Beck (December 29, 1909–September 23, 1995), actor
- Charles Joseph Bonaparte (June 9, 1851–June 28, 1921), Former United States Attorney General, former United States Secretary of the Navy, founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte (July 7, 1805–June 1, 1870), son of Jérôme Bonaparte, nephew of Emperor Napoleon I, father of Charles Joseph Bonaparte.
- William Samuel Booze (January 9, 1862–December 6, 1933, former Congressman from Maryland.
- Abel G. Cadwallader (1841–July 6, 1907), Civil War Medal of Honor recipient.
- Jack L. Chalker (December 17, 1944 – February 11, 2005), author
- Barnes Compton (November 16, 1830–December 2, 1898), former Congressman and Maryland state Treasurer.
- Frederick Nicholls Crouch (July 30, 1808–August 18, 1896), composer
- Charles W. Field (April 6, 1828–April 9, 1892), military officer in the United States, Confederate and Egyptian armies
- John T. Ford (April 16, 1829 – March 14, 1894), operator of Ford's Theater
- James Albert Gary (October 22, 1833–October 31, 1920), former United States Postmaster General.
- Harry Gilmor (January 24, 1838–March 4, 1883), Confederate cavalry officer and Baltimore City Police Commissioner.
- William Kimmel, August 15, 1812–December 28, 1886, U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1877-1881.
- William W. McIntire, (June 30, 1850–March 30, 1912), U.S. Congressman for Maryland's 3rd District, 1897-1899.
- H. L. Mencken (September 12, 1880–January 29, 1956), journalist, critic, author, and essayist.
- Ottmar Mergenthaler (May 11, 1854–October 28, 1899), inventor of the Linotype.
- Mary Young Pickersgill (1776–1857), Seamstress who made the flag flying over Fort McHenry during the Battle of Baltimore, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write The Star Spangled Banner.
- Robert John Reynolds (March 17, 1838–June 10, 1909), former Governor of Delaware.
Mary Pickersgill tombstone and plaque
NRHP plaque for Weiskittel Mausoleum
Harry Gilmor, Confederate officer and Baltimore police commissioner
Monument for General Bradley T. Johnson, Confederate States Army
Confederate Hill during Confederate Memorial Day, 2012
Confederate memorial and graves, Confederate Memorial Day, 2 June 2012
John T. Ford monument
- "Who we are". Loudon Park Cemetery. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
- Marsha Wight Wise (2009). Baltimore Neighborhoods. Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-7385-5290-3.
- "Baltimore Neighborhoods—Irvington". City of Baltimore. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
- "Adopt a Confederate". Retrieved 12 June 2012.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.