Baltimore, Maryland, Edgar Allan Poe, Miss Sara Sigourney

The Gravesite Of Poet Edgar Allan Poe In Baltimore

This is the lithograph that was drawn of Edgar Allan Poe’s gravesite after the author’s tombstone was unveiled in 1875.

I’m 1849, Edgar Allen Poe, the author of various poems such as “The Raven”, was buried in an unmarked grave in Baltimore, Maryland. Miss Sara Sigourney started a movement to raise funds for a tombstone in 1865. It was not until 1875 that a tombstone was erected for Edgar Allen Poe. In present day, fans of Poe’s works visit his gravesite on the anniversary of his passing.