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Trinity Methodist Cemetery
Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland

Hwy 117, Germantown, Maryland

Lat: 39 09' 43"N, Lon: 77 17' 03"W

Contributed by Anne Braun, Jun 27, 2007 [annieb1961@comcast.net]. Total records = 3.

In Germantown, from the intersection of Highways 117 and 118, go onto to Highway 117 for .25 miles until you reach Kingview Road. Turn there and go north until you reach the parking lot of the Germantown Community Center. Park there. You have to walk .2 miles east/southeast to get to it. It is in a grove of trees next to the baseball field.

The land for this cemetery was donated back in 1872 by Solomon and Eleanor Leaman for the purpose of a cemetery for Trinity Methodist Church. For many years prior to the mid 1980s, the cemetery was neglected. Boy Scout Troop 1097 and their families spent over 500 hours cleaning and beautifing the little cemetery. They made it into a park like setting with benches.(1984-85).

The Phillips Family for many years took care of the little cemetery for many years also. The cemetery was right to Highway 117 up to 1998 when the new intersection of Highways 117 and 118 was completed and the the cemetery was now about 150 feet north of the new intersection on top of a little hill. After that the cemetery fell into neglect again with some group trying to clear and clean it up.

When I was up there on Monday Jun 25, 2007, it looked like somebody cleaned and cleared the vegetation growth and is putting up a new wooden fence. There are many unmarked graves.

- Anne Braun

Appleby, Mary, b. Dec 25, 1846, d. Sep 3, 1889
Leaman, C.T., b. Oct 15, 1832, d. Mar 19, 1896
Leaman, Solomon, b. Mar 17, 1805, d. Oct 30, 1877

Misc:
1 footstone that has the initials M. E. M.
two headstone bases without the headstones

 

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