Bel Air in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Heavenly Waters Cemetery
These crosses represent a small fraction of the people buried in this field. From the mid - 1800's through 1973, Harford County's poor, unknown and unwanted were laid to rest here.
Erected by Eagle Scout Service Project - BSA Troop 238 - May 2017.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites.
Location. 39° 31.777′ N, 76° 22.533′ W. Marker is in Bel Air, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on North Tollgate Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bel Air MD 21014, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ma & Pa Heritage Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ma & Pa Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Ma & Pa Heritage Trail (approx. half a mile away); Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad (approx. ¾ mile away); Daybreak by Richard Goldsborough Brink (approx. ¾ mile away); MA and PA Heritage Trail MA & PA Heritage Trail (approx. 1.1 miles away); Annie McGann Cumpston (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bel Air.
Regarding Heavenly Waters Cemetery. One of the unmarked graves is that of Lewis Harris, a black man who was taken from the Harford County Jail by a mob and hanged from a nearby tree March 26-27, 1900. Members of the mob wore masks and no one was ever convicted for this murder. Harris was buried in this field on March 27, 1900. This was the last known lynching in Harford County.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 4, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2018, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.