Posted June 24, 2020 at LocalDVM.com
By Caroline Morse
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WDVM)–
In 2009, the neighborhood on Clinton Avenue discovered their entire block sits on a lost burial ground.
“I just feel bad that people are buried here that were getting trampled over or lost by the overgrowth or forgotten about,” said Neighbor Elizabeth Paul. “That was even before I knew the historic significance.”
Halfway’s historic Colored Cemetery dates back to 1844 and laid to rest over 400 unmarked graves. Spanning over seven acres, Good Samaritans and Daughters of Samaria bought the land in 1897. But, as decades passed, the land was forgotten about, sold in the 1950’s and eventually developed into a neighborhood… Read more.