The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George's County Cemetery Preservation Manual
Source of Copies
The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Brochure, Report, and Special Study
Number of Pages
This manual provides information on the types of cemeteries present in Prince George's
County, why it is important to preserve cemeteries, how to develop a cemetery preservation
plan, where to look for funding, and how to research and survey historic cemeteries. Guidance
is offered on basic preservation techniques, including initial clean-up, regular maintenance,
gravestone cleaning, repairs, resetting gravestones, and selecting a skilled conservator.
The appendices provide a glossary of terms commonly used in cemetery research, survey, and
preservation, how to identify cemetery features, sample survey forms, cemetery laws, and a
bibliography. Through this manual, M-NCPPC hopes to bolster local cemetery preservation
efforts and generate additional support for the protection of historic burial grounds.
(All Publications will be assessed a $5.00 shipping and handling fee.)