Find Washington County Maryland cemeteries, memorial parks, mausoleums, graveyards, gravesites, graves or mortuaries. Cemeteries provide information on funerals and burial services including internment, headstones and grave markers, burial grounds, cemetery plots, vaults, crypts, as well as burial records for national, state,.
Washington Confederate Cemetery 600 South Potomac Street Hagerstown MD 21740
Cemeteries in Washington County, MD are burial grounds where cultural, ethnic, or religious burial observations and rituals are practiced. Public Cemeteries in Washington County make their plots available to the general public. Washington County Private Cemeteries restrict their use based on religious affiliation, family, ethnicity, or some other group identifier. Military Cemeteries in Washington County are generally restricted to veterans and other individuals who have served in the armed forces. In some cases, family members of veterans may also be buried in Military Cemeteries.Interested parties may contact Cemeteries for questions about:
Washington County burial records, which are of interest to genealogists and family researchers, are available as public records. Burial records for individuals buried in Washington County may be obtained from the office of the Washington County Cemetery where that burial took place. The Washington County government may provide these records at the Offices of the Washington County Cemetery, Washington County Parks and Public Works Departments.Public Cemeteries in Washington County, MD
Public Cemeteries may be owned by the Washington County government, or they may be privately owned. They are open to the public and generate most of their revenue from the sale of individual burial plots, gravesites, and mausoleums in Washington County, Maryland. Government-owned Cemeteries may also be partially funded by the operating budget of Washington County. The operation and maintenance of government-owned Cemeteries in Washington County is usually the responsibility of the Washington County Parks Department or Public Works Department.Washington County Private Cemeteries
Maryland Public Cemeteries that are privately owned include Cemeteries owned by Washington County businesses and non-profit organizations, such as churches. A Cemetery owned by a church or other religious institution may be considered a Public Cemetery if it is open to the general public. Many Cemeteries are owned by small, Washington County based businesses. However, a growing number are owned by a handful of large, national companies. In these cases, a local Washington County business is often retained as the operator of the Cemetery.Cemetery Operations
The licensing and operation of Cemeteries is regulated by Maryland State. The location of Public Cemeteries is regulated by local ordinances and Washington County zoning rules. Maryland State requires Washington County Public Cemeteries to establish an endowment or other fund for the perpetual care and maintenance of the Cemetery. A certain portion of each burial plot sale must be designated for the future care and maintenance of the Cemetery grounds. These requirements are intended to ensure that funds are available to maintain the Cemetery even after all of the burial plots have been sold. Maryland may also regulate service fees charged by Washington County Cemeteries.