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THE LANGLEY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

Stewards of the historic Langley-Langville Cemetery

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FREE CONCERT AND RECEPTION on SEP. 25 2PM - 4PM

We are commemorating the reopening of the historic Langley-Langville Cemetery. Enjoy an afternoon of bluegrass music by TIM & SAVANNAH FINCH & THE EASTMAN STRING BAND from 2-3PM, followed by a blessing ceremony, recollections, and a celebratory reception. Lawn seating, so bring chairs or blankets.Event is free, but RSVPs are appreciated.

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The Langley-Langville Cemetery is a small 122-year-old cemetery located on private land on a forested knoll at 744 Dividing Creek Road, Arnold, Maryland, a half-mile east of Gov. Ritchie Highway, via Jones Station Road. Those buried here lived along Dividing Creek, a community settled by the 19th century. Learn more about its history here.

The Langley Cemetery Association was established in late 2021 as a steward for the cemetery and the cultural and historic legacy of the community adjoining Dividing Creek, a tributary of the Magothy River. The Association is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the State of Maryland and is preparing to apply for federal non-profit status.

You are invited to get involved in the cemetery and support our conservation efforts.

RESURRECTION OF THE LANGLEY-LANGVILLE CEMETERY

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overgrowth and old fence

After more than 80 years of continuous use and maintenance, families who had buried their loved ones in the Langley-Langville Cemetery were blocked from access by an illegal wooden fence errected by a hostile land owner.

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The overgrown cemetery remained impassable until 2021, when a change in land ownership began a process to reestablish community access and stewardship of this important local cultural and historic resource.

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newly-cleared cemetery

With help from a dozen neighborhood volunteers and the Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society's Cemetery Committee, in June 2021, the fences came down, the brush was cut, and efforts to assess, conserve, and restore operation of the cemetery began.

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Arnold memorial marker

Many existing grave structures, including memorials to members of the founding familiy of Arnold, Maryland, warrant conservation measures to stem degradation and effects of soil erosion.

WE WELCOME YOUR INTEREST

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HISTORY

Learn more about the historic
Langley-Langville Cemetery, its resurrection, and view some of the historic markers.

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The Langley Cemetery Association invites you to visit the cemetery, get involved, access important resources, or contact us.

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SUPPORT

We welcome your support. Contributions to the Langley Cemetery Association, 744 Dividing Creek Road, Arnold, MD 21012