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Famous People Buried in Maryland

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List of famous people buried in Maryland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Celebrities are often buried in the highest caliber cemeteries, mausoleums and tombs, which is why we've created this list of celebrities buried in Maryland. If you're ever visiting Maryland and want to check out historic graves, then use this list to pinpoint exactly which burial locations you want to see.

The list you're viewing is made up of different people like Edgar Allan Poe and Fred Gwynne.

This list answers the questions "Which famous people are buried in Maryland?" and "Which celebrities are buried in Maryland?"

From celebrity tombs at Maryland to legendary locals, these are the most well-known people whose final resting place is Maryland. You can find useful information below for these notable people buried in Maryland, like what year and where the person was born.
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Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 40 (1809-1849)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe (; born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his ...more

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Tallulah Bankhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 66 (1902-1968)

Birthplace: USA, Alabama, Huntsville

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead (January 31, 1902 – December 12, 1968) was an American actress of the stage and screen. Bankhead was known for her husky voice, outrageous personality, and devastating ...more

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Fred Gwynne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 67 (1926-1993)

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Frederick Hubbard Gwynne (July 10, 1926 – July 2, 1993) was an American actor, artist and author. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and as Herman ...more

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Betty Garrett is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 92 (1919-2011)

Birthplace: USA, Saint Joseph, Missouri

Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 – February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedian, singer and dancer. She originally performed on Broadway, and was then signed to a film contract with ...more
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Joseph E. Johnston is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 84 (1807-1891)

Birthplace: Farmville, Virginia, United States of America

Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 3, 1807 – March 21, 1891) was a career United States Army officer, serving with distinction in the Mexican–American War (1846–1848), and Seminole Wars. After ...more
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Benjamin Huger is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 72 (1805-1877)

Birthplace: Charleston, South Carolina

Benjamin Huger (November 22, 1805 – December 7, 1877) was a regular officer in the United States Army, who served with distinction as chief of ordnance in the Mexican–American War and in the ...more
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John H. B. Latrobe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 88 (1803-1891)

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 85 (1757-1842)

Birthplace: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Robert Smith (November 3, 1757 – November 26, 1842) was the second United States Secretary of the Navy from 1801 to 1809 and the sixth United States Secretary of State from 1809 to 1811. He was ...more
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Samuel Smith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 87 (1752-1839)

Birthplace: Carlisle, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Samuel Smith (July 27, 1752 – April 22, 1839) was a United States Senator and Representative from Maryland, a mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and a general in the Maryland militia. He was the ...more
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Samuel J. Seymour is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 96 (1860-1956)

Birthplace: Maryland

Samuel James Seymour (March 28, 1860 – April 12, 1956) was the last surviving person who had been in Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14,
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Ferdinand Claiborne Latr... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 78 (1833-1911)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe (October 14, 1833 – January 13, 1911) was a seven-term Mayor of Baltimore, state legislator and attorney during the 19th century.
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Charles Marshall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 72 (1830-1902)

Birthplace: Warrenton, Virginia

Charles Marshall (October 3, 1830 – April 19, 1902) was a Maryland lawyer and Confederate Army officer during the American Civil War. Marshall served as an aide de camp, assistant adjutant ...more
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George H. Steuart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 77 (1790-1867)

Birthplace: Maryland

George Hume Steuart (1790–1867) was a United States general who fought during the War of 1812, and later joined the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. His military career began ...more
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Isaac R. Trimble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 86 (1802-1888)

Birthplace: Virginia

Isaac Ridgeway Trimble (May 15, 1802 – January 2, 1888) was a United States Army officer, a civil engineer, a prominent railroad construction superintendent and executive, and a Confederate ...more
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Homer Smoot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 50 (1878-1928)

Birthplace: Galestown, Maryland

Homer Vernon Smoot (March 23, 1878 – March 25, 1928), nicknamed "Doc", was an American professional baseball player. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, for the St. Louis ...more
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William Henry Leonard Po... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 24 (1807-1831)

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts

William Henry Leonard Poe, often referred to as Henry Poe, (January 30, 1807 – August 1, 1831) was a sailor, amateur poet and the older brother of Edgar Allan Poe and Rosalie Poe. After the ...more
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Paul Cavanagh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 76 (1888-1964)

Birthplace: England, London

Paul Cavanagh (8 December 1888 – 15 March 1964) was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959.
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James McHenry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 63 (1753-1816)

Birthplace: Ballymena, United Kingdom

James McHenry (November 16, 1753 – May 3, 1816) was a Scotch-Irish American military surgeon and statesman. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland and the eponym of ...more
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John Reese Kenly is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 73 (1818-1891)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

John Reese Kenly (January 11, 1818 – December 20, 1891) was an American lawyer, and a Union Army general in the American Civil War.
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Lewis Armistead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 46 (1817-1863)

Birthplace: New Bern, North Carolina

Lewis Addison Armistead (February 18, 1817 – July 5, 1863) was a career United States Army officer who became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. On ...more
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Erastus B. Tyler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 69 (1822-1891)

Birthplace: West Bloomfield, New York

Erastus Bernard Tyler (April 24, 1822 – January 9, 1891) was an American businessman, merchant, and soldier. He was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and fought in many ...more
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Lewis Henry Little is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 45 (1817-1862)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland

Lewis Henry Little (March 19, 1817 – September 19, 1862) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. He served mainly in the ...more
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Samuel Ringgold is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 50 (1796-1846)

Birthplace: Maryland

Samuel B. Ringgold (1796 – May 11, 1846) was an artillery officer in the United States Army who was noted for several military innovations which caused him to be called the "Father of ...more
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Joseph Lancaster Brent ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 79 (1826-1905)

Birthplace: Pomonkey, Maryland

Joseph Lancaster Brent (November 30, 1826 – November 27, 1905) was a lawyer and politician in California, Louisiana and Maryland and a brigadier general in the Confederate army.
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Cadwalader Ringgold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 65 (1802-1867)

Birthplace: Maryland

Cadwalader Ringgold (August 20, 1802 – April 29, 1867) was an officer in the United States Navy who served in the United States Exploring Expedition, later headed an expedition to the Northwest ...more