There was a funeral and body viewing of Edgar Allen Poe on October 7, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Rather timely for the upcoming Halloween Holiday, Baltimore, Maryland has finally done a send-off for Edgar Allen Poe that he has always deserved. Known for the mysterious and macabre, Poe has bee fought over by five cities trying to lay claim on him; Richmond, Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and Boston. However, Baltimore has the body, which is 9 tenths of the law. Read more in the Baltimore Sun  about it.