Booth Family plot.

Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

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Baltimore, Maryland

Edgar Allen Poe isn't buried in Baltimore's Green Mount Cemetery, but 68,000 other people are -- including oddities such as John Hurst, the first casualty of the Great Baltimore Fire of 1904, and Johnny Eck, the famous half-man circus freak.

Two of the cemetery's most notable graves are of Elijah Jefferson Bond and John Wilkes Booth. Bond, who died in 1921, was the original patentee of the Ouija Board, and is buried beneath a Ouija Board tombstone and the word "Goodbye."

Booth, assassin of Abraham Lincoln, is buried in the Booth family plot with his name on the family monument, but he's the only Booth not to have his own tombstone. The family didn't think it would be a good idea. There's a tradition of counteracting the bad juju at the grave by placing Lincoln head pennies on the top of the headstones. Take that, Mr. Assassin!

Maps to Green Mount's most popular graves are available at the cemetery office.

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Grave of John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln Assassin

Green Mount Cemetery

Address:
1501 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD
Directions:
In Green Mount Cemetery, whose entrance is through a one-lane archway at the corner of Greenmount Ave. and Oliver St.
Hours:
M-Sa 8 am - 4 pm. (Call to verify)
Phone:
410-539-0641
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