Coalition To Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc.
P. O. Box 1533
Ellicott City, MD 21041-1533
have chosen for our logo, the
“pot-bellied” rooster, as
portrayed on the grave
of Naomi Woolworth
died in 1760 and is buried in the Longmeadow Cemetery in Longmeadow, Massachusetts.
The rooster or cock is associated, symbolically, with the qualities of
victory, courage, vigilance, and
Vigilance represents the Coalition’s
in guarding against the desecration of
burial sites in Maryland
and repentance expresses our sincere desire
to right this wrong through
public awareness and remedial justice.
Coalition was formed in the
summer of 1991 to address concerns not covered by existing laws and
Membership is open to Marylanders and others who care about their
heritage and their ancestors.
members appreciate the
importance of burial sites as hallowed grounds, irreplaceable cultural
resources, and sources of valuable
genealogical data, often found nowhere
else. The Coalition recognizes that many
burial sites are established through a purchased right of burial
by the laws of Maryland, with such right passing on to the relatives of
and which right cannot lawfully be abridged by others at will.
of us imagine a burial as a respectful and
dignified laying to rest of a person who touched our lives and
our culture. In time, however,
sites, left unprotected, can fall victim to expediency and the
exploitation by others who are seeking a short-term economic or
The Coalition believes that the
willful desecration or destruction of burial sites is unacceptable in a
Learn more about us by reading about
our Objectives and Mission Statement.
Saturday, April 5,
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Miller Library, Pataspco room
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City
members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
23rd Annual Coalition
Meeting and Statewide Conference
Saturday, April 26,
Popular Hill Mansion
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
To donate Silent Auction items contact SandyWright
The Coalition does not maintain a list of cemetery locations
or individual burials in Maryland.
recommend that you visit the Related Links
page or the County Pages for
Internet sites that may assist you in
locating burial grounds and
individual burials in Maryland.
PPlease visit us
on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=308410799452
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