Ellsworth Cemetery to receive $65K grant

Ellsworth Cemetery to receive $65K grant


Ellsworth Cemetery in Westminster is going to receive a $65,000 grant to help with mapping and upkeep.

Last week, the State Board of Public Works approved a request from the Maryland Historical Trust, to approve a $65,000 grant to the Community Foundation of Carroll County, Incorporated under the African American Heritage Preservation Program to provide mapping of Ellsworth Cemetery as well as conservation of grave markers, according to a news release from state Sen. Justin Ready’s office. 

In 1876, six African American Union Army veterans established this cemetery to provide a burial place for Westminster’s African American residents. The cemetery was named after Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth, the first Union officer to die in the Civil War. This request was seconded in writing and supported by District 5′s state legislators, Ready and Dels. Susan Krebs, April Rose, and Haven Shoemaker.

Read much more here: https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll/news/cc-ellsworth-update-20200708-lv3r3icelzcttp4nggg6tqypii-story.html#nt=oft-Double%20Chain~Flex%20Feature~homepage-main-chain~cct5~~1~yes-art~curated~curatedpage

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