Green Mount Cemetery

Baltimore, MD

 

Green Mount Cemetery was one of the earliest rural or garden cemeteries in the United States.  Samuel Walker, a Baltimore tobacco merchant, led the campaign to establish the Cemetery after visiting Mount Auburn Cemetery in 1834.

 

The famous "Winter" wolf cloaked boy sculpture on William Ackerman Black's grave is here.  Johnny Eck (Eckhart), performer and legless co-star of the Todd Browning film, "Freaks" is buried here with his twin brother, Robert who managed his career. The family of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, and reportedly Booth himself have a fairly large plot.  

© 2019 by A. Louise Myers Weston

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