Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery

Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery (HMP4T)

Location: Rockville, MD 20850 Montgomery County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 5.006', W 77° 9.382'

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In 1823, the deacons of the Bethel Baptist Church church acquired a half-acre lot at this site to erect a church and provide a burial ground. The original church was replaced in 1864, but a half century later, the Baptists demolished it and built a larger church and a parsonage at the corner of South Washington and West Jefferson Streets. The cemetery remained and was enclosed with an iron fence. The church conveyed the cemetery to the Montgomery County Historical Society in 1973, and title was transferred to Peerless Rockville for caretaking in 1983. Peerless Rockville has added benches and a picket fence.

Gravestones in the cemetery date between 1839 and 1896. Late 19th century development of the West End and the opening of South Van Buren Street necessitated relocation of 16 graves to the Rockville Cemetery. Twenty-eight marble and sandstone grave markers remain.

Several persons notable in Rockville's history are buried here. Samuel Clark Veirs was postmaster of Rockville and Chief Judge of the Orphan's Court. He also operated Veirs Mill. Veirs' son-in-law, William Veirs Bouic, Jr. was a judge, farmer, State's Attorney, president of Rockville's Board of Commissioners, organizer of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society, trustee of the Rockville Academy, and a director of the C & O Canal Company.
HM NumberHMP4T
Series This marker is part of the Maryland: Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 series
Year Placed2001
Placed ByCity of Rockville, Maryland, and the Rockville Historic District Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 313486 N 4328248
Decimal Degrees39.08343333, -77.15636667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 5.006', W 77° 9.382'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 5' 0.36" N, 77° 9' 22.92" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301, 410, 202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 115 W Jefferson St, Rockville MD 20850, US
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