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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Appalachia)
 

Elmwood Cemetery Vault

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, August 27, 2017
1. Elmwood Cemetery Vault Marker
Inscription.  It is believed this unique brick structure was built shortly after Elmwood Cemetery was established in 1867. Newspaper accounts from 1892 verify that the vault was used for temporary storage of bodies awaiting interment.

In 1999, Richard H. Brown and Jacob M. Osbourn began a community service project to restore the vault to its original appearance. Thanks to their volunteer service and the generosity of other local citizens, the restoration was completed in 2002.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
 
Location. 39° 25.752′ N, 77° 48.822′ W. Marker is in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, in Jefferson County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kearnysville Pike (West Virginia Route 480) and Cherry Lane, on the right when traveling south. This marker is in Elmwood Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4849 Kearnysville Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial To Confederate Soldiers (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spirit of 1775 (about 400 feet away); Confederate Dead
Elmwood Cemetery Vault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 27, 2017
2. Elmwood Cemetery Vault Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Elmwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Confederate Soldiers in Elmwood Cemetery / Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas (about 500 feet away); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformed Church Parsonage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary Magdalene Slagle Bedinger (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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