St. Joseph Cemetery

There are no burial plots available in our cemetery. We may add a columbarium in the next few years.

The church cemetery is tied into the area’s growth and to the history of Catholic migration to the United States. The oldest headstone coincides with the completion of the first church in 1822 and includes some of the most prominent Catholic families from the county including Thomas, Day, Spalding, Jarboe, Dutrow, and Grove.

The era of railroad and canal building in the United States attracted many poor Catholic laborers from Ireland. This difficult and hazardous work claimed many lives, and some Irish laborers working on the construction of the C&O Canal were buried in the cemetery after they succumbed to a cholera epidemic in 1832. Father McElroy worked tirelessly among the victims who were stricken along the Potomac River between Point of Rocks and Hagerstown.

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Prayer for the Departed

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon them.
May all the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen

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