URGENT NOTICE: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, as of April 1, 2020, Monocacy Cemetery is operating in compliance with the Maryland Governor’s Executive Order. Funerals are still being conducted, but we require that mourners and funeral staff observe the following protocols:
- We ask that everyone wait in their vehicles until the pallbearers have the casket situated at the grave site before approaching.
- We must limit attendance at the gravesite to 10 people or less, including pallbearers, clergy, family members, and funeral staff. Please observe six-foot social distancing. All other attendees must stay in their vehicles to wait their turn.
- We ask that the visitation time at the grave site be limited to 3-5 minutes per group, so other guests can pay their respects.
- We are happy to allow the family 30 minutes after the conclusion of the service. At that time we ask that you give the burial staff a buffer of 50 feet to safely complete the closing of the grave. After they have finished, you are welcome to return.
The Monocacy Cemetery is located in the rural crossroads community of Beallsville in western Montgomery County, Maryland. The site is associated with Montgomery County’s early religious history, Civil War activity in the area, and the commemoration of the Civil War. The cemetery reflects a broad spectrum of American funerary customs, with a wide variety of grave styles; from the simple graves of Revolutionary War patriots to the ornate burial plots of the Victorian era to the standardized markers of the twentieth century. The overall design of the cemetery reflects a transition from a small church burial ground, to a picturesque landscape influenced by the “rural” cemetery movement, to an early twentieth-century perpetual care lawn cemetery. The thirteen-acre cemetery continues to be used as an active burial ground.
Our Vision & Mission
The Monocacy Cemetery Company strives to provide a peaceful environment in which persons may grieve and reflect upon their departed loved ones, as well as a staff that provides high-quality cemetery services.
Since 2006, Monocacy Cemetery has been meticulously researched and documented, providing fully-digitized burial records, complete photographic resources for every burial location, entire family trees for each person buried, and a gallery of over 3,500 portraits of those buried here.
The Veteran Memorial at Monocacy Cemetery
On November 5, 2016, we dedicated a Veterans Memorial to honor all of our service members buried throughout Monocacy Cemetery.
We have been kindly gifted with a sculpture by a local artist, Brendan O’Neill, who created the piece for his father-in-law who was once buried at Monocacy Cemetery. (He was relocated to another cemetery that didn’t allow standing grave markers). Mr. O’Neill was asked if his sculpture could be repurposed as a veteran memorial and he accepted our request.
This is now a beautiful addition to our cemetery and we take pride in it being a part of our history here!