Rockville in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery
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 of Rockville's Board of Commissioners, organizer of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society, trustee of the Rockville Academy, and a director of the C & O Canal Company.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Lost Rockville – 1801 to 1850 marker series.
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. Touch for map. Also at this intersection is Great Falls Road (Maryland Route 189) and South Van Buren Street. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville MD 20850, United States of America.
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); Rockville Academy (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beall-Dawson House (about 500 feet away); Stonestreet Medical Museum (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Beall-Dawson House (about 600 feet away); Beall-Dawson House and Park (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
Regarding Rockville Baptist Church and Cemetery.
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