Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery
Lost Rockville - 1801 to 1850
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
Erected 2001 by City of Rockville, Maryland, and the Rockville Historic District Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1823.
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 Rockville Academy (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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2006, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,025 times since then and 10 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.