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19801 West Hunter Road, Beallsville, MD 20839 | 301-349-5176

Please do not rest on or touch any tilting grave markers or monuments. Over time, they have begun to lean and can topple which could cause severe injury or death.

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Saturday, Dec. 14, 2024

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Dear Friends of Monocacy Cemetery,

Each year the peaceful beauty of Monocacy Cemetery endures. Thanks to you, we met our goal to complete 616 feet of the stunning stone border wall along Route 28, giving our community a spectacular view of the cemetery. Many neighbors tell us that this new vista is a welcome addition to the landscape.

On behalf of our Board of Directors, I want to thank you for your generous response to our 2023 Spring Appeal and respectfully ask you to consider supporting our 2024 Annual Appeal. With your help, we can continue to keep Monocacy Cemetery beautiful for your loved ones.

In addition to constructing the Route 28 stone wall border, your 2023 donations made these improvements possible:
• We completed Cedar Lane, with more than 400 new cremation burial sites.
• We purchased two bulletin boards for installation in the chapel to display historical information.
• We oversaw an inspection of the chapel floor to determine safety and soundness, the first step to determine if the chapel could be used for public events. Fortunately, no flooring restoration is necessary.

I’m also grateful to our many volunteers who enthusiastically assisted the Board of Directors throughout 2023 in continuing these important traditions:
• In December, more than 220 community members participated in Wreaths Across America, adorning the graves of 486 veterans with red-ribboned wreaths.
• For Memorial Day and Veterans Day, we honored our veterans by placing American flags on their grave sites.
• In March and November, we cleared seasonal decorations and inspected the grounds.

And, always sensitive to the cemetery’s unique needs, our caretakers worked tirelessly year-round to keep the grounds welcoming and dignified.

I’m pleased to announce that long-time Beallsville resident Jane Hunter has joined our Board of Directors. Few community members can match Jane’s memory of local history or her advocacy for the Ag Reserve. We are pleased to have her insight and support on the board.

With your help, in 2024, we plan to:

• Construct 400 feet of stone wall along West Hunter Road to match the wall along Route 28.
• Clear and extend the cemetery grounds by seven acres following zoning approval by Montgomery County advocated by the Board of Directors.
• Replace aging equipment for regular landscape maintenance needs.
• Purchase trees to compensate for any tree removal necessary when expanding the cemetery.
• Pursue repair options for broken and loose grave markers without owners.

It is our honor to care for Monocacy Cemetery. Your donation in any amount is greatly appreciated. I hope you could stop by the cemetery over Memorial Day weekend. It’s one of my favorite times to pay tribute to this cherished place.

Sincerely,
The Monocacy Cemetery Board of Directors

You may donate here:
https://monocacycemetery.com/donation/

The Countdown has begun!  In July of 2023, the America250 organization officially launched a multi-year effort to commemorate America’s 250th anniversary — the Semiquincentennial!  America250 is an organization whose Mission is “To commemorate our 250th anniversary with inclusive programs that inspire Americans to renew and strengthen our daring experiment in democracy.”

For those of us who love our historic Monocacy Cemetery, the Semiquincentennial provides a very special opportunity to honor the 8 Revolutionary War Patriots laid to rest or honored within our grounds.  The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR / NSDAR) approached our Cemetery’s Board about installing a plaque honoring our Revolutionary Patriots and the Board was enthusiastically in favor of the gift.  The Goshen Mills Chapter, NSDAR, based in Gaithersburg, volunteered to spearhead the project to raise funds, install the plaque, and plan a dedication event… and they need YOUR help.

Please visit Goshen Mills Chapter, NSDAR’s GoFundMe page if you are interested in contributing to this unique and historic installation.

        

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.

Search for cemetery records in Monocacy Cemetery on FindaGrave.com by entering a surname and click the Search button:
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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.

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“Within its gates I heard the sound
Of winds in cypress caverns caught
Of huddling trees that moaned, and sought
To whisper what their roots had found.”

- George Sterling

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