Sharpsburg Reformed Cemetery

Sharpsburg Reformed Cemetery-Washington County, Maryland

West Chapline St.

Sharpsburg, MD

This cemetery has many of the area’s German immigrants. It is an old cemetery that at one time was in the same area of the church. Today, it stands pretty well alone. It wasn’t that easy to find, located in the heart of Sharpsburg on West Chapline Street. It has burials from German Immigrants dating back to the 1790's.

The placard placed near the front of the cemetery states, “In August 1774, trustees of Sharpsburg’s Reformed Church purchased this lot and built their church and school. The first burial was in 1775. In 1833, a new church as built at 117 West Main Street. Burials ceased here in 1883 when Mt. View Cemetery was founded east of Sharpsburg.

They used the cemetery until 1883 where the future burials were placed at the Mountain View cemetery east of town. Probably 50% of the headstones were unreadable. I still photographed them and have included them in the album for the cemetery. Those that were legible and even some that we researched have been transcribed and are below. The unreadable stones are noted as such.

We visited on June 13, 2015. There are also a good number of the stones photographed and additional information about the souls buried her on the ‘FindAGrave’ site at

Our Transcription from our 2015 visit: Those marked with an (*) are taken from Scharf's History of Western Maryland.

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