Asbury United Meth. Church Cemetery (Annapolis) (historic)
S. Villa Avenue
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery on FindAGrave
Also known as Asbury Evergreen Cemetery, Old Stage/Sage Bottom Cemetery, Asbury United Methodist Church Cemetery, First African Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery,and Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery
Known tombstones ranged from 1886-1980
There are no known veterans buried here
Due to the destruction of the cemetery, records have been re-created
There are 62 known burials
Single erect stone in middle of large field reads:
“Asbury U.M. Cemetery founded 1884, restored 1992. Pastor Rev. Dr. Irvin Lockman”
Asbury United Methodist Church is Annapolis’ oldest black congregation, organized in 1838. Prior to that, black and white Methodists both worshipped at the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Annapolis. The cemetery was opened in 1884 as a burial ground for deceased Asbury Church members.
The cemetery was a half-acre cemetery that was bulldozed over. The graves were not dug up.
The land will not be used for additional burials according to a church official.
Annapolis newspaper The Sunday Capital articles entitled “Cemetery cleanup irks some”, dated October 23, 1992 and “Church looks back through restored cemetery”, dated October 10, 1993, p. E-4.
African-American and Slave Cemeteries in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, by the Anne Arundel Genealogical Society, 2004, p. 13.