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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)
Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of ...more
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Tallulah Bankhead is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Tallulah Bankhead Dec. at 66 (1902-1968)
Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American actress of the stage and screen, talk-show host, and reputed libertine. Bankhead was also known for her deep voice, flamboyant personality and support ...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)
Frederick Hubbard "Fred" Gwynne was an American actor. Gwynne was best known for his roles in the 1960s sitcoms Car 54, Where Are You? and The Munsters, as well as his later roles in ...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)
Betty Garrett was an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer who originally performed on Broadway before being signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While there, she ...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)
Joseph Eggleston Johnston was a career U.S. Army officer, serving with distinction in the Mexican-American War and Seminole Wars, and was also one of the most senior general officers in the ...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)
Benjamin Huger was a career United States Army ordnance officer who fought with distinction during the Mexican–American War. He also served as a Confederate general officer during the American ...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)
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Robert Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 85 (1757-1842)
Robert Smith 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 the brother of Senator Samuel Smith. ...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)
Samuel Smith was a United States Senator and Representative from Maryland, a mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, and a general in the Maryland militia. He was the brother of cabinet secretary Robert
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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)
Samuel James Seymour was the last surviving person who had been present in Ford's Theatre the night of the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14, 1865. He was from Maryland ...more
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Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 78 (1833-1911)
Ferdinand Claiborne Latrobe served seven terms as Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland, during the 19th century. Latrobe was born in Baltimore, the son of John H.B. Latrobe and Virginia Charlotte ...more
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Charles Marshall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 72 (1830-1902)
Charles Marshall was a Confederate Army officer during the American Civil War. Marshall served as an aide de camp, assistant adjutant general and military secretary to Gen. Robert E. Lee. He was ...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)
Major General George H Steuart 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)
Isaac Ridgeway Trimble was a United States Army officer, a civil engineer, a prominent railroad construction superintendent and executive, and a Confederate general in the American Civil War, ...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)
Homer Vernon Smoot, nicknamed "Doc," was an American professional baseball player. He played five seasons in Major League Baseball, for the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds, ...more
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William Henry Leonard Poe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 24 (1807-1831)
William Henry Leonard Poe, often referred to as Henry Poe, was a sailor, amateur poet and the older brother of Edgar Allan Poe and Rosalie Poe. After the death of their parents, the three Poe ...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)
Paul Cavanagh was an English film actor. He appeared in more than 100 films between 1928 and 1959. He was born in Chislehurst, Kent and died in London from a heart attack. Cavanagh was educated ...more
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James McHenry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Buried in Maryland
Dec. at 63 (1753-1816)
James McHenry was an Irish-born American statesman. McHenry was a signer of the United States Constitution from Maryland and the namesake of Fort McHenry. He was a delegate to the Continental ...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)
John Reese Kenly was an American lawyer, and a Union 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)
Lewis Addison Armistead was a career United States Army officer who became a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. On July 3, 1863, as part of Pickett's ...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)
Erastus Bernard Tyler was an American businessman, merchant, and soldier. He was a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and fought in many of the early battles in the Eastern ...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)
Lewis Henry Little was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate brigadier general during the American Civil War. He served mainly in the Western Theater and was killed in action ...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)
Samuel B. Ringgold 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 Modern Artillery." He ...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)
Joseph Lancaster Brent 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)
Cadwalader Ringgold was an officer in the United States Navy who served in the United States Exploring Expedition, later headed an expedition to the Northwest and, after initially retiring, ...more