Posted on November 12, 2013 / 681
HISTORY:

Birth: 
Feb. 19, 1809, Brighton, Massachusetts, USA
Death:
 Oct. 7, 1849, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA

American author and poet Edgar Allan Poe is buried at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore City, Maryland. Poe has two graves on this site: his original grave and a monument added later in 1875. His original burial spot is located near the back of Westminster Hall and is marked by a headstone with an engraved raven. It was a family plot, lot 27, where his grandfather General David Poe Sr. and his brother Henry Leonard Poe are also buried. In 1875, a local school teacher started a “Pennies for Poe” campaign to raise money for a more appropriate monument. This campaign resulted in the large marble monument located at the front of the cemetery facing Fayette St. The tradition of leaving pennies on Poe’s grave has continued to modern day. It is common for visitors to the grave to leave a penny on the monument, as pictured below. Poe was re-buried in this cemetery along with his aunt and mother-in-law Maria Clemm and his wife Virginia.

INSCRIPTION:
Quoth the Raven Nevermore

Original Burial Place of
Edgar Allen Poe

from
October 9. 1849.

until

November 17. 1875.


Mrs. Maria Clemm, his mother-in-law, lies upon his right and Virginia Poe, his wife, upon his left. Under the monument erected to him in this cemetery.

Edgar Allen Poe Burial Site, 519 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Latitude = 39.2901552
Longitude = -76.623561



Tribute Type : Famous Graves
Location : Baltimore
First Name : Edgar
Middle (or Maiden) Name (Optional) : Allen
Last Name : Poe
Famous For? (Optional) : Author
Years : 1809-1849
Cemetery Info (Optional) : Westminster Hall and Burying Ground
Sources : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Hall_and_Burying_Ground, https://www.flickr.com/photos/toptechwriter/6541404409/, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:EdgarAllanPoeGrave.jpg, https://www.flickr.com/photos/bittermelon/4544756012/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/comradecosmobot/, https://www.flickr.com/photos/brauerranch/, https://www.loc.gov/


Tribute Author : Brian Douglas

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