Baltimore, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Date: May 5, 2000
Cemetery Name: Prospect Methodist Church
County: Anne Arundel
Land Type: Private
Number of graves:
Oldest grave: mid-1840's
Inventory: Don't Know
Owner: Irene Callbeck, Board of Trustees for teh Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church
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.
Four burial shafts
I have not seen this cemetery -- merely read about it in the newspaper.
About to be destroyed for a mall. Graves will be transferred to Nichols-Bethel United Methodist Church in Odenton, MD.