The Graveyard


The Sandy Spring Graveyard is a resource for Quaker history.

There are many resources available when one wants to know more about the history of our Sandy Spring community and its residents. One of the great resources is immediately adjacent to the Meeting House, waiting quietly for us. It is the Friends cemetery where generations of Sandy Spring residents and their relatives and friends have been buried for the past 250 years beginning when the state of Maryland was only a province.

In keeping with older Quaker belief that headstones were an extravagance, 135 people are known to have been buried prior to the mid-19th century without a marker.

A book is available from our Meeting (hard copy only). It lists all persons buried in the Sandy Spring Meeting graveyard through 2003. Contact the Meeting office for a copy, (301) 774-9792, ssmm.rsf at