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Baltimore, Maryland: Sagging Tombstone

William Matthews was a Revolutionary War vet with a place-of-honor grave next to a downtown Baltimore church -- but all we care about is his oddly sagging tombstone.

519 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD
In the Westminster Presbyterian Church graveyard, on the southeast corner of W. Fayette and N. Greene Sts. The tombstone is next to the west side of the church, and resembles a sagging marble table.
Churchyard gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sagging tombstone.

Sagging Tombstone

Near the Sagging Tombstone, others tombstones have sagged, broken, and been propped back up! This is the same cemetery where Edgar Allan Poe is buried.

[Mike Gassmann, 12/17/2017]

Sagging tombstone.

Sagging Tombstone of William Matthews

The gravity-defying bent gravestone of William Matthews is featured in Ripley's Believe It Or Not books. It is in the same cemetery as the two graves of Edgar Allan Poe, near his first burial site. If you are going to see Poe's grave, you might as will see this curiosity. It is marked with a historical marker.

[Bill LaCivita, 10/31/2015]

Matthews was a Revolutionary War vet who died in 1819.

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