Tombstone Tuesday: Stuck-in-Traffic Edition

One morning last week, I got stuck in a miles-long back up on Kent Island in Maryland on the way to the day-job. As traffic crept forward, my car came alongside a cemetery I’ve often wondered about but never explored. Well, finding myself stopped there, I dug my camera out of my bag and snapped a few shots. You wouldn’t necessarily know it but these are taken from the right lane of U.S. Route 50.

The cemetery is Stevensville Cemetery in Queen Anne’s County, Md. I’ve wanted to stop there because Kent Island boasts the first English settlement within the state (third oldest in the nation) and I thought there might be some really old graves there.

The listing of burials at the cemetery on FindAGrave.com doesn’t show anything spectacularly old, but there are a few graves whose dates are unknown. Maybe one day I’ll actually pull off the road and explore this cemetery on foot.

If you compare the shots, you can tell that I snapped a pic, drove a few feet, snapped a pic, drove a few more feet, snapped another pic. And it is for the people in the car behind me that it may have been beneficial to have an “It’s OK, I’m a genealogist” bumper sticker. Just in case they were wondering about the weird girl in the car in front of them taking photos of a graveyard.

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7 thoughts on “Tombstone Tuesday: Stuck-in-Traffic Edition

  1. Kerry says:

    I’m going to send this to my husband so he knows I’m not the only freak who likes cemeteries.

  2. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

    May you keep sharing your ancestor stories!

    Bill ;-)

    http://drbilltellsancestorstories.blogspot.com/

    Author of “Back to the Homeplace”
    and “13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories”

  3. Dionne Ford says:

    Love this. Some of my ancestors hail from this county in Maryland. Wonder if any of them are in there?
    Dionne

    • baysideresearch says:

      Dionne, it’s quite possible! Do you know what town(s) they are from. I think that earlier than the late 1800s, ancestors will more likely be buried at churches than in cemeteries like this one, but you never know!

  4. Gini Webb says:

    Great photos Missy! I am all for getting some of those bumper stickers, need and would love one on my car.

  5. [...] a year ago, I did a post about this cemetery after I got stuck on Route 50, which borders it. I finally got a chance to visit the grounds last [...]

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