Endangered Maryland Cemetery Reports

Endangered Maryland Cemetery Reports (27)

Cemetery: Saint Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church Cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street: 8106 Alberton Rd, Windsor Mill, MD 21244

City: Daniels

Township:

County: Baltimore

State: Maryland

Nation: United States

Zip: 21244

lat_ns: N

lat_h: 39

lat_mmss: 19.02

long_ew: W

long_h: -76

long_mmss: 48.52

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions:

Type: Road-public

Location: Rural

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: forest

Property: Public

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1800s

Gravestones:

Oldest:

Newest: 1918?

Removed: Unknown

Relocated: Unsure

Repairs: Unsure

Methods:

Restoration: Unsure

Association: Unsure

Records: Unsure

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: No

Trees: No

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement:

Granite:

Marble:

Native:

Slate:

Others:

Wood:

Materials:

Architectural:

Angels:

Draperies:

Fraternal:

Hands:

Lambs:

Monograms:

Plants:

Photos:

Religious:

Scrollwork:

Urns:

Carvings:

Condition: Cemetery neglected

Unmarked: Unsure

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Yes

Weather: Yes

Pollution: No

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1:

Problem2:

Owner: Unknown

Use:

Bordering: Woods

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames:

Other_Information:

Contacted:

Support:

Name: Dale Unruh

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:42

Wilson Cemetery, Maryland

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Cemetery: Wilson Cemetery

Other:

Sign: No

Street: azzlees wilson road

City: Tinsley

Township:

County: Bell

State: MD

Nation: US

Zip:

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss:

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss:

Status: Active

Size: Small

Directions: Pineville, KY

Type: Road-public

Location: Urban

Terrain: Hillside

Watersource: No

Features: in trees on side of mountain

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1880

Gravestones: 30-50

Oldest:

Newest:

Removed: No

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: No

Association: Unsure

Records:

Inventory: Unsure

Availability:

Landscaping: No

Paths: Yes

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: Yes

Granite: Yes

Marble:

Native:

Slate:

Others:

Wood:

Materials:

Architectural:

Angels:

Draperies:

Fraternal:

Hands:

Lambs:

Monograms:

Plants:

Photos:

Religious:

Scrollwork:

Urns:

Carvings:

Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Unknown

Vandalized: No

Report:

VA1:

VA2:

VA3:

VA4:

VA5:

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1: Problem-Access

Overgrowth2:

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss: Yes

Vines: Yes

Drainage: Problem-Seasonal

Problem1: Encroachment

Problem2:

Owner: Cemetery

Use:

Bordering: Woods

Change: Smaller

Reason: Commercial

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: Unknown

Habitat: Yes

Surnames: Wilson/Rickett and others

Other_Information: The side of the mountain where the cemetery is located has been heavily strip mined and mature trees removed exposing the cemetery.  Erosion potential is a concern.

Contacted: none

Support:

Name: John Rickett

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 15:10

Christopher Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

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Cemetery: Christopher Cemetery

Other:

Sign: Yes

Street: Royston and Eunice Streets, Baltimore, MD

City: Baltimore

Township:

County: Baltimore City

State: Maryland

Nation: USA

Zip: 21214

lat_ns: N

lat_h:

lat_mmss: 39.357486

long_ew: W

long_h:

long_mmss: -76.552726

Status: Abandoned

Size: Small

Directions: Cemetery is located in NE Baltimore City. From Harford Road, head East on Royston Ave. The cemetery is located at the end of Royston Ave, and a handmade sign is present. Approx address 3119 Royston Avenue.

Type: Road-public

Location: Urban

Terrain: Level

Watersource: Yes

Features: Trees, although the lot has recently been cleared by developer

Property: Private

Access: Open

Enclosure: None

Gate: None

Established: 1796

Gravestones: 3 stones, 8 known burials

Oldest: 1796

Newest: 1899

Removed: Yes

Relocated: No

Repairs: No

Methods:

Restoration: Unsure

Association: No

Records: Yes

Inventory: Yes

Availability: Lisa Kraus, a local archaeologist, is documenting the cemetery for the state inventory of historic properties.

Landscaping: No

Paths: Yes

Trees: Yes4

Crypts: No

Fencing: No

Brickwork: No

Ironwork: No

Sculpture: No

Fountains: No

Roads: No

Buildings: No

Cement: No

Granite: Unsure

Marble: Yes

Native: Yes

Slate: No

Others: Yes

Wood: No

Materials: No

Architectural: No

Angels: No

Draperies: No

Fraternal: No

Hands: No

Lambs: No

Monograms: No

Plants: No

Photos: No

Religious: No

Scrollwork: No

Urns: No

Carvings: No

Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction

Unmarked: Yes

Broken: Yes

Toppled: Yes

Disintegrating: Yes

Buried: Unsure

Weather: Yes

Pollution: Yes

Vandalized: Yes

Report: No

VA1: Gravestones-Overturned

VA2: Gravestones-Broken

VA3: Gravestones-Stolen

VA4: Graffiti

VA5: Graves-Desecrated

Overgrowth:

Overgrowth1:

Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing

Overgrowth3:

Overgrowth4:

GroundCover: Yes

Moss:

Vines:

Drainage: Good

Problem1: Encroachment

Problem2: Apathy

Owner: Business

Use:

Bordering: Residential

Change: Same

Reason:

Visited: Occasionally

Archeology: No

Habitat: Unknown

Surnames: Christopher

Other_Information:

Contacted:

Support:

Name: Lisa Kraus

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Yingling Cemetery
Dickerson, Frederick county, Maryland

Cemetery: Yingling Cemetery
Other:
Sign: No
Street: 7100 Ira Sears Road
City: Dickerson
Township: n/a
County: Frederick
State: Maryland
Nation: United States
Zip: n/a
lat_ns: N
lat_h: 39‹
lat_mmss: 16' 47
long_ew: W
long_h: 77‹
long_mmss: 25' 10
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: From Dickerson, go 2 miles west on Highway 28 until you reach Park Mills Road, turn and go north on Park Mills for 1.5 miles until you reach Ira Sears Road, turn east on Ira Sears Road and go .5 miles. The cemetery is on the south side of the road.
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: Trees
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1852
Gravestones: 10-12
Oldest: 1852
Newest: 1905
Removed: Unknown
Relocated: Unsure
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Availability: Frederick County Historical Society
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: No
Granite: Yes
Marble: No
Native: No
Slate: No
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery neglected
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: No
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth:
Overgrowth1: Problem-Access
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth4: Gravestones-Damaging
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines: Yes
Drainage: Good
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Occasionally
Archeology: No
Habitat: Yes
Contacted:
Name: Anne Braun
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Date: April 24, 2004

Surnames:

Geisler
Moore
Selby
Yingling

Other_Information:

Very poor condition

Thursday, 11 September 2014 19:42

Wroten/Willey Cemetery, Church Creek, Maryland

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Wroten/Willey Cemetery
Church Creek, Maryland, Dorchester


Cemetery: Wroten / Willey
Other: Wroten / Willey
Sign: Yes
Street: 1907 Church Creek Road
City: Church Creek
Township: Maryland
County: Dorchester
State: Maryland
Nation: United States
Zip: 21622
lat_ns: S
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Abandoned
Size: Small
Directions: Corner of Route 16 and Route 335
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Level
Watersource: No
Features: On the edge of farmland
Property: Private
Access: Inaccessible
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1932
Gravestones: 3
Oldest: 1932
Newest: 1936
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: No
Inventory: No
Availability:
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: No
Marble: Yes
Native: No
Slate: No
Others: No
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Unsure
Weather: No
Pollution: No
Vandalized: Yes
Report: No
VA1:
VA2: Gravestones-Broken
VA3: Gravestones-Stolen
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth: None
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover: Yes
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Good
Problem1: Encroachment
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Private
Use: Residential
Bordering: Agricultural
Change: Smaller
Reason: Agriculture
Visited: Unknown
Archeology: No
Habitat: No
Contacted: no one

Surnames:

Willey Wroten

Other_Information:

It appears that there may be a number of graves that are not marked. My husband and I have been keeping it mowed since we moved here a year ago. The farmer who owns the land adjoining the cemetary is in the process of selling it to be developed as a housing development and I fear it will be destroyed.

Support:

I have no idea who to contact regarding this matter.

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Name: Rev. C. L. Rabbitt
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Date: April 19, 2006

Watkins Road Cemetery
Damascus, Montgomery County, Maryland

Date: January 17 2001

Cemetery: Watkins Road Cemetery
Street: 1/2 mile northeast of the intersection of old Davis Rd and Watkins Rd
City: Damascus
Township: N/A
County: Montgomery
State: MD
Nation: USA
Zip: 20876
Nearby: near Highway 27 going north to Damascus from Germantown
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Yes
Unmarked graves: Unsure
Graves within: 10-15
Oldest grave: 1870's
Newest grave: N/A
Records: Unsure
Inventory: Unsure
Records location:
Owner:
Condition:
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts: Germantown Historical Society and the City of Damascus
Work Status: No work started as of yet

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Anne Braun
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Union Bethel AME Cemetery
Petersville, Frederick County, Maryland

Cemetery: union bethel african methodist episcopal church
Other:
Sign: No
Street: rte180 off jefferson hgwy
City: petersville
Township:
County: frederick
State: maryland
Nation: usa
Zip:
lat_ns: N
lat_h:
lat_mmss:
long_ew: W
long_h:
long_mmss:
Status: Inactive
Size: Small
Directions: off rte 15
Type: Road-public
Location: Rural
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource: Yes
Features: up hill, flagpole in center - observation: cemetery is at top of hill, but is partially water-logged!
Property: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: prior to 1890
Gravestones: 50
Oldest:
Newest: possibly 1910
Removed: No
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods: Adhesives
Restoration: No
Association: No
Records: Unsure
Inventory: No
Availability:
Landscaping: Yes
Paths: No
Trees: Yes4
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: Yes
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native: Yes
Slate: Yes
Others: Yes
Wood: Yes
Materials: Yes
Architectural: No
Angels: No
Draperies: No
Fraternal: No
Hands: No
Lambs: No
Monograms: No
Plants: No
Photos: No
Religious: No
Scrollwork: No
Urns: No
Carvings: No
Condition: Cemetery poorly maintained
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather: Yes
Pollution: Yes
Vandalized: No
Report: Yes
VA1:
VA2:
VA3:
VA4:
VA5:
Overgrowth: None
Overgrowth1:
Overgrowth2:
Overgrowth3:
Overgrowth4:
GroundCover:
Moss:
Vines:
Drainage: Problem-Constant
Problem1:
Problem2: Apathy
Owner: Cemetery
Use: Agricultural
Bordering: Residential
Change: Same
Reason: Roads
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: No
Contacted: no one

Surnames:

Flecher, Hill, Hunter, Peck

Other Information:

cemetery is maintained by a neighbor who is unrelated to anyone buried there - union bethel church was removed decades ago, c. 1900 - land is owned by the Hills and the last living descendant is in the process of selling the land - i am worried about the cemetery and whether she can sell it along w. the land - her house on the adjacent land is a tear-down...

Support:

this is my first report regarding the status of this cemetery

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Name: coni porter uzelac
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Date: 25 oct 2003

St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland

Cemetery: St Vincent de Paul Cemetery
Other: St. Vincent's Cemetery
Sign: No
Street: Rose Street & Clifton park
City: Baltimore
Township:
County: Baltimore City
State: MD
Nation: US
Zip:
Status: Inactive
Size: 5.5 acers
Directions: Beliare Road 1 block below Erdmin Ave. In Clifton Park, Golf Course
Type: Road-public
Location: Urban-developed
Terrain: Hillside
Watersource:
Features: Small hillside cemetery over run by golf course and Balto city roads equipment garage. All Crypts gone, all Vaults gone, most Gravestones gone, all Iron Fences/gates gone
Land Type: Private
Access: Open
Enclosure: None
Gate: None
Established: 1853
Gravestones: 2000 plus, most stones gone
Oldest: 1853
Newest: 1960 or 1986 ?
Removed: Yes
Relocated: No
Repairs: No
Methods:
Restoration: Unsure
Association: Unsure
Records: Yes
Inventory: Unsure
Records location: records @ St Vincent de Paul Church, 120 N. Front St, Baltimore Md
Landscaping: No
Paths: No
Trees: No
Crypts: No
Fencing: No
Walkways: No
Brickwork: No
Ironwork: No
Sculpture: No
Fountains: No
Roads: No
Buildings: No
Cement: Yes
Granite: Yes
Marble: Yes
Native Stone: Unsure
Slate: Unsure
Other Stone: Unsure
Wood: No
Materials: No
Architectural: Unsure
Angels: Unsure
Draperies: Unsure
Fraternal: Unsure
Hands: Unsure
Lambs: Unsure
Monograms: Unsure
Plants: Unsure
Photos: Unsure
Religious: Yes
Scrollwork: Unsure
Urns: Unsure
Other_Carvings: Yes
Condition: Cemetery destroyed
Unmarked: Yes
Broken: Yes
Toppled: Yes
Disintegrating: Yes
Buried: Yes
Weather problems: Unknown
Pollution problems: Unknown
Vandalized: Yes
Police report: Yes
VA: Gravestones-Overturned
VA: Gravestones-Broken
VA: Gravestones-Stolen
VA: Graffiti
VA: Graves-Desecrated
Overgrowth: Graves-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Disturbing
Overgrowth: Gravestones-Damaging
Vegetation: Trees
Vegetation: Ground-Cover
Vegetation: Vines
Drainage: Problem-Seasonal
Problem: Encroachment
Owner: Cemetery
Use:
Bordering: Recreational
Change: Smaller
Reason: Commercial
Visited: Rarely
Archeology: Unknown
Habitat: No
Contacted: Father Lawrence, Paster of St Vincent De Paul Church he just wanted me to go away.

Surnames

Bonanno, Corrieri, DiStefano, Domenico, Fava, McCauley, Spagna, other Italian,Spanish,Irish,Portugues

Other Information

At the top of the hill, next to the cemetery is a city roads garage, years ago a stable, they have created a muddy dump like area out back of and around the side of the building with broken bottles, chemical drums, trash, paper plastic bags and broken discarded equipment. with deep muddy tire ruts all around the perimeter.

Support

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name: Jo Anna S Waldon
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Date: March 26, 2002

St. Peters the Apostle Cemetery
Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland

Date: 1-4-2001

Cemetery: St. Peter's the Apostle Cemetery
Street: behind the 1200 block of North Bentalou Street
City: Baltimore
Township:
County: Baltimore City
State: Maryland
Nation: USA
Zip:
Nearby: Bentalou Street
Land Type: Private
Status: Abandoned
Accessible: Unsure
Unmarked graves: Yes
Graves within: about 15,000
Oldest grave: circa 1851
Newest grave: circa 1960
Records: Yes
Inventory: Yes
Records location: St. Peter's Cemetery - Tombstone Inscriptions Compiled by Edna Kanely, Jean Brandau, Grace Berry, and Ardis King. Records of Interments in St. peter's Cemetery by N. Franke. Both available at the Baltimore County Genealogical Society's library, Parkville, MD
Owner: Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland
Condition: Cemetery in danger of destruction
Removed Headstones
Overgrown-trees
Overgrown-ground cover
Overgrown-vines
Broken Headstones
Buried Headstones
Disintegrating Headstones
Fallen Headstones
Previous contacts: St. Peter's Cemetery Restoration Committee
Work Status: Work underway - Minor improvements made

Support Contacts

Archdiocese of Baltimore Baltimore Mayor (Martin O'Malley)'s office St. Peter's the Apostle Roman Catholic Church Richard Farley 410-467-7028, St. Peter's Cemetery Restoration, Inc. Lemmon Street Project

Submitted by / Contact for additional Information:

name: Erin Phelan Cordray
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Prospect Cemetery
Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Date: May 5, 2000

Cemetery Name: Prospect Methodist Church
Street:
City: Baltimore
County: Anne Arundel
State: Maryland
Zip:
Land Type: Private
Status: Inactive
Number of graves:
Oldest grave: mid-1840's
Records: Yes
Inventory: Don't Know
Owner: Irene Callbeck, Board of Trustees for teh Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church

Location

Washington Post (newspaper) METRO Compiled from reports by staff writers Maria Glod, Victoria Benning, Susan Levine and Justin Blum and the Associated Press. Tuesday, May 23, 2000; Page B03

MARYLAND 19th-Century Graves to Be Moved After more than a year of research and fruitless searching for descendants, the occupants of four burial shafts are about to be moved from what once was the site of a church to make way for parking for 400-acre, $250 million Arundel Mills mall near Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Prospect Methodist Church was built in the mid-1840s. The congregation dissolved at the dawn of the Civil War when Union and Confederate loyalties divided members. Eventually the property was abandoned. Irene Callbeck, a member of the board of trustees for the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, said the church is willing to part with the property, which she said is "not large enough for us to do anything with." "It seemed the wisest thing to do was to sell," Callbeck said. "The important part was there were people buried there, and we had to do our best to find the families and find a church where these bodies could be buried." The bodies will be moved to Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton.

Description

Four burial shafts

Other Problems

I have not seen this cemetery -- merely read about it in the newspaper.

Previous Contacts

no one

Current Status

About to be destroyed for a mall. Graves will be transferred to Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton, MD.

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