BNHA Etting Cemetery


Baltimore City Landmark

Interpretive Framework

Shaping a Monumental City: The City’s Growth in the 20th Century

Resource Type


1500 W North Ave

Baltimore, Maryland 21217

Along Baltimore’s North Avenue is the Etting Family Cemetery, the oldest existing Jewish cemetery in the city. In 1799, Solomon Etting and his family established the cemetery on North Avenue to bury their infant daughter Rebecca. The small private Jewish family cemetery includes about 25 graves of members from the prestigious family of Baltimore. The earliest burial dates from 1799, and the latest is dated 1881. The Hebrew Burial and Social Services Society currently maintains the site. The cemetery was designated a city landmark in 1982.