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Rose Hill Cemetery
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland

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Rose Hill Cemetery

GPS: 39.631854, -77.722722

600 S. Potomac St.
Hagerstown, MD 21704

Published: Jun 21, 2016
Total records: 32,889

Rose Hill Cemetery is owned and maintained by Cemetery Company Rose Hill.


Rose Hill Cemetery was founded in 1866. When it opened, many burials from nearby family farms and churches were disinterred to Rose Hill. It's also the resting place of senators, congressmen, governors, 2,468 Confederate soldiers of the Battles of Antietam and South Mountain, and a dog named, "Rollo".

The land that Rose Hill Cemetery sits was originally deeded to the Wroe Family in the 1700s. The water tower that stands in the cemetery today is an original building from the Wroe Farm. The Wroe family home sat on the top of a hill on this land, and was often referred to as, "Wroe's Hill". The oldest grave marker dates back to the Wroe Family farm, when they buried a dog, Rollo. Rollo is buried next to his master, Robert Hughes.

The Wroe Family Farm continued to be passed down through surviving family members until in 1866 when Dr. John Wroe sold it to the Rose Hill Cemetery Association.

Not long after Rose Hill Cemetery was established, the Association established a "cemetery within a cemetery", by carving out a section called, "Washington Cemetery", specifically for Confederate soldiers killed in the Battles of Antietam and South Mountain.

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Records published here are only for Rose Hill Cemetery, not Washington Cemetery, and were acquired from the cemetery's database on June 21, 2016.

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