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Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery

Lost Rockville - 1801 to 1850

 
 
Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 1, 2006
1. Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  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
Historic Baptist Cemetery, Burials 1939–1896 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
2. Historic Baptist Cemetery, Burials 1939–1896
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.
 
Erected 2001 by City of Rockville, Maryland, and the Rockville Historic District Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 marker series.
 
Location. 39° 5.006′ N, 77° 9.382′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jefferson Street (Maryland Route 28) and West Montgomery Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Jefferson Street. Also at this intersection is Great Falls Road (Maryland Route 189) and South Van Buren Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prettyman House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Prettyman House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Prettyman House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bell Tower Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rockville Academy
Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
3. Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery Marker
This marker has been up-graded and added to the Early Rockville Walking Tour. This is Site #12.
(about 400 feet away); Beall-Dawson House (about 500 feet away); Stonestreet Medical Museum (about 500 feet away); Beall-Dawson House and Park (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
Regarding Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery. The site of Samuel Clark Veirs' Veirs Mill has been marked with a historical marker, which can be found in this database.
 
Also see . . .
1. Early Rockville Walking Tour (online map). This is actually stop #13 on the online Walking Tour Map. (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 

2. Printable brochure (PDF). This is stop #12 on the printable brochure. (Submitted on August 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & Religion
 
Historic Baptist Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, January 7, 2006
4. Historic Baptist Cemetery
Historic Baptist Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, April 1, 2006
5. Historic Baptist Cemetery
Looking out towards the intersection of West Jefferson and South Van Buren Streets.
The 1864 Rockville Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
6. The 1864 Rockville Baptist Church
Close-up of Peerless Rockville photo on marker.
Site # 12<br>You Are Here image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
7. Site # 12
You Are Here
Close-up of walking tour map on marker
Samuel Clark Viers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
8. Samuel Clark Viers
"Sacred to the Memory of Samuel Clark Viers a beloved Husband & Father who Fell Asleep in the Arms of His Saviour Nov 8th 1872 in the 75 Year of his Age"
William Viers Bouic image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 6, 2019
9. William Viers Bouic
“Wm. Viers Bouic Born May 12, 1816 Died May 4 1896.”
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 5, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,980 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 5, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   3. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   4, 5. submitted on April 5, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.   6, 7. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   8, 9. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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