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.
After a successful campaign, Walker, and a group of gentlemen drew up the plans for a public cemetery. The site they chose was the country estate of the late merchant Robert Oliver. Oliver's estate, known as "Green Mount", was a hilly location at the then northern boundary of the city of Baltimore.
Benjamin Latrobe, a civil engineer with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, laid out the early design of the Cemetery. His efforts produced a place for reflection with shady avenues and beautiful gardens.
Green Mount Cemetery was officially dedicated on July 13, 1839.
GPS Coordinates: 39.30703, -76.60845
- Added: 2 Jan 2000
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #81033
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