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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rose Hill Cemetery

Hagerstown Maryland's Most Historic Public Cemetery

— Est. 1866 —

 
 
Rose Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
1. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  
Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown's most historic public cemetery, was established in 1866 and serves as the final resting place of Governors, Senators, Congressmen, Judges, Mayors, Inventors and thousands of prominent Washington County residents.

Originally owned by Dr. John A. Wroe, this tract of land known as "Wroe's Hill", was purchased in 1865 by a board of trustees to establish the areas first public cemetery.

Washington Confederate Cemetery, the final resting place of nearly 2500 confederate soldiers who fought the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, is located within our grounds.

Explore The History Within Rose Hill

• Washington Confederate Cemetery
• William T. Hamilton - MD Governor 1879-1883
• Preston Lane Jr. - MD Governor 1947 - 1951
• Mathias P. Moller - Moller Organ Company
• Jacob Wheaton - First African American to Vote in MD
• Hiram P. Maxim - Father of Amateur Radio and Inventor
• Thomas Kennedy - Civil Rights Pioneer
• Col. John Ragan - Commander at Battle of Bladensburg

 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesCivil RightsCommunicationsGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWar of 1812War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 39° 37.91′ N, 77° 43.374′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Memorial Boulevard and South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 65), on the right when traveling east on East Memorial Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rose Hill Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Willow Lane Park (within shouting distance of this marker); 1770-1790 (within shouting distance of this marker); Before 1770 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1790-1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Hager (within shouting distance of this marker); William Thomas Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Duncan Elliott (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Rose Hill Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), March 1, 2020
2. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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