Loudon Park Cemetery

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Not to be confused with Loudon Park National Cemetery.
Loudon Park Cemetery
Loudon Park Cemetery Baltimore MD1.jpg
The central portion of the Cemetery
Details
Established 1853
Location Baltimore, Maryland
Country United States
Type Public
Owned by Stewart Enterprises, Inc.
Size 350-acre (142 ha)
Website http://www.loudon-park.com/location/about/cemetery.html
Find a Grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=1973902

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.[1] 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.[2][3] The entrance to the cemetery is located at 3620 Wilkens Avenue.

National Cemetery[edit]

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[2] killed during the Civil War.[3] There is also a Confederate section where about 650 Confederate soldiers are buried,[2] 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.[4] The entrance to the National Cemetery portion of Loudon Park is located along Frederick Avenue in the neighborhood of Irvington.

Notable persons[edit]

Notable persons interred here include:

The Weiskittel-Roehle Burial Vault, faced with cast iron, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[5]

Images[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Who we are". Loudon Park Cemetery. Retrieved December 6, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c Marsha Wight Wise (2009). Baltimore Neighborhoods. Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-7385-5290-3. 
  3. ^ a b "Baltimore Neighborhoods—Irvington". City of Baltimore. Retrieved December 6, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Adopt a Confederate". Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 

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Coordinates: 39°16′54″N 76°40′47″W / 39.28167°N 76.67972°W / 39.28167; -76.67972