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Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Elmwood Cemetery Vault

 
 
Elmwood Cemetery Vault Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
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. Touch for map. This marker is in Elmwood Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4849 Kearnysville Pike, Shepherdstown WV 25443, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Spirit of 1775 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Dead (about 400 feet away); Elmwood Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Confederate Soldiers in Elmwood Cemetery / Colonel Henry Kyd Douglas (about 500 feet away); a different
Elmwood Cemetery Vault Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, August 27, 2017
2. Elmwood Cemetery Vault Marker
marker also named The Spirit of 1775 (was approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Trinity Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Reformed Church Parsonage (approx. 0.4 miles away); Civil War Hospital Site (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shepherdstown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial Sites
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. 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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