St. Mary’s Cemetery, resting place to enslaved people, will undergo revitalization

November 13, 2023 | The Catholic Review


Photo: Deacon Allen Greene discovered his great-great-grand grandmother is buried in ST. St. Mary’s Cemetery in Howard County. (Kevin J. Parks/CR Staff)

At St. Mary’s Cemetery in Howard County, a project is underway to revitalize the final resting place of enslaved people.

The 3.2-acre Catholic burial ground was once associated with Doughoregan Manor, a pre-colonial manor built in the early 1700s owned by the Carroll family. Deacon Allen Greene of the Church of the Resurrection in Ellicott City is spearheading the effort to restore the cemetery, especially after learning he has ancestors buried there.

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