Loudon Park Cemetery

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Loudon Park Cemetery
Loudon Park Cemetery Baltimore MD1.jpg
The central portion of the Cemetery
CountryUnited States
Owned byprivately owned
Size350-acre (142 ha)
Find a GraveLoudon Park Cemetery

Loudon Park Cemetery and Loudon Park Funeral Home, Inc. in Baltimore, Maryland, are locally owned and operated. Both the Cemetery and the Funeral Home became privately owned in 2014 when they were acquired from SCI (Service Corporation International). [1] Loudon Park Funeral Home, Inc. was built on the grounds of the historic cemetery by Stewart Enterprises in 1995. [2] SCI (Service Corporation International) acquired Stewart Enterprises in 2013. [3] The expanded cemetery was incorporated on January 27, 1853 on 100 acres of the site of the "Loudon" estate, previously owned by James Carey, a local merchant and politician.[4][5][6] The entrance to the cemetery is located at 3620 Wilkens Avenue.

Loudon 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[5] killed during the Civil War.[6] There is also a Confederate section where about 650 Confederate soldiers are buried,[5] 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.[7] 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.[9]



  1. ^ "Home - Service Corporation International". www.sci-corp.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  2. ^ "Chain buying Loudon Park Cemetery Local owners also selling Druid Ridge". tribunedigital-baltimoresun. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  3. ^ "SCI Buys Stewart Enterprises". Retrieved 2016-03-02.
  4. ^ Laura Rice. Maryland History in Prints 1743-1900. p. 189.
  5. ^ a b c Marsha Wight Wise (2009). Baltimore Neighborhoods. Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-7385-5290-3.
  6. ^ a b "Baltimore Neighborhoods—Irvington". City of Baltimore. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
  7. ^ "Adopt a Confederate". Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Who we are". Loudon Park Cemetery. Retrieved December 6, 2008.
  9. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.

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