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Fell Family Cemetery

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The Fell Family Cemetery is found in Fells Point on the slight Shakespeare Street. Set between two narrow rowhouses, the memorial honors the founder of Fells Point, William Fell and his family. In 1730, impressed by the port’s proximity to lush forests, Fell settled the waterfront property. By the 1760’s William’s son Edward began plotting roads and selling lots as the area’s ship-building industry flourished. The growing business district incorporated with Jones Town and Baltimore Town in 1797, creating Baltimore City.

The sarcophagus marks where four members of the Fell family, (brothers William and Edward and their two sons) are buried. The graveyard is a frequent stop for local ghost tours as a well-dressed apparition is said to haunt the unique Fells Point location. Once known as Bond Cemetery, the historic landmark is now referred to as the Fell Family Cemetery.

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November 7th, 2009 at 3:35 pm