There are many ways to get involved with the restoration project. Read more about the project to see where you fit in.
There are several roles available for people of varying abilities. Service hours are available!
Nine VA headstones installed. Seven Civil War veterans and two veterans from World War I had their graves marked.
Eleven trees removed. These trees had been assessed as rotten and at risk for falling and damaging surrounding headstones.
Restoration survey completed, determining which headstones needed to be repaired and the prioritization of the restoration.
Ground penetrating radar identified 182 unmarked graves. Mr. Tom Greul installed white crosses to mark the locations. [Carroll County Times, November 3, 2019]
Cemetery is re-dedicated in a ceremony led by MG Singh, a member of the descendant community.
Mr. George Murphy continues ground maintenance, and a Boss Hammond gravestone is discovered. [Carroll County Times, February 9, 2009
Mr. George Murphy re-established the Ellsworth Cemetery Company (now defunct) to maintain the grounds. [Carroll County Times, June 18, 2003
Students from Westminster High School support Union Memorial Baptist Church's efforts to maintain the cemetery grounds. [Carroll County Times, June 19, 200]
Volunteers from Union Memorial Baptist Church and the State Police continue to maintain the cemetery grounds. [Carroll County Times, June 8, 1999]
Union Memorial Baptist Church leads efforts to restore the cemetery grounds. [Carroll County Times, January 15, 1990]
In the mid-1960s, local churches banded together to lead clean-up efforts. [Carroll County Times, May 22, 1963]
As early as 1940, we have reports of Ellsworth Cemetery being cleaned and reclaimed. [Carroll County Times, May 24, 1940]
Our committee has identified a “Wish List” for the cemetery. This list will change as the restoration continues and the cemetery’s needs are identified. We encourage individuals, groups, and businesses to participate in the restoration. Monetary donations are also encouraged. Please note which item you want to fulfill in the memo line.