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Est. 1873

 

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Headstones along the river at the Parsons Cemetery
Large headstone with a cross on top at the Parsons Cemetery

About Us

Parsons Cemetery is today both operational and historic. It is an urban green space, an outdoor museum, and in the words of architectural historian, Keith Eggener, urban cemeteries “are where life meets death, nature meets city, and present meets past.”

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Parsons Cemetery covers 18 acres and is divided into several sections. Take a tour of our cemetery and learn what Parsons has to offer today.

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Brewington Headstone with a large statue on top
Historical Headstones at the Parsons Cemetery

Preserving History

In addition to being an active cemetery, Parsons Cemetery is also a historic site. Many of Salisbury’s early leaders are interred in Parsons Cemetery. The Parsons Cemetery Committee works hard to provide historic information for our patrons and we offer a variety of self-guided tours.

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Two young girls cleaning headstones at the Parsons Cemetery
Wreaths across America at Parsons Cemetery

Working with Our Community

Parsons Cemetery takes great pride in working with the local community. Each December we host Wreaths Across America where we honor the 1,300+ veterans interred in Parsons. We also work with local organizations like Salisbury University, 4-H, and the Boy Scouts to keep the cemetery clean and the older markers maintained.

Parsons is grateful for the number of hours volunteered by the members of our local community.

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Upcoming Events @Parsons-Cemetery

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Adopt a Vet Campaign

Adopt a Vet Campaign

Jan 14, 12:00pm - Jan 28, 12:00pm

There are 37 Veterans at Parsons Cemetery that never received a permanent marker. We are asking for your help in giving each one the recognition they deserve. We also clean and care for the markers of the over 1,300 vets interred in Parsons.

14 interested  ·  1 going
Friends of Parsons Cemetery annual Valentines Day appeal

Friends of Parsons Cemetery annual Valentines Day appeal

Feb 1, 9:00am - Feb 15, 9:00am

Parsons Cemetery912 N Division StSalisbury, MD21801 Map

Honor your loved ones buried at Parsons Cemetery by contributing to our Friends of Parsons Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund held by the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore

1 interested  ·  1 going
Spring Clean-up Day

Spring Clean-up Day

Mar 11, 9:00am - Mar 11, 11:00am

912 N Division St, Salisbury, MD 21801-3663, United States Map

The Cemetery's leaves and the Wreaths Across America wreaths have been removed. Spring is on its way and it is now time to prepare the cemetery for Easter and the grass cutting season. We are asking friends and neighbors to volunteer. Children, accompanied by an adult, are more than welcome. You need only bring gloves. Guidance and directions will be provided along with trash bags. Your interest in this historic cemetery is greatly and gratefully appreciated.

RAINDATE April 1st, same time
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Dr Todd is buried at Parsons Cemetery. We will soon have a self guided tour featuring various Individuals who influenced the history of Salisbury and beyond.WAYBACK WEDNESDAY | Peninsula General Hospital (Now TidalHealth)
In 1897, Dr. George W. Todd of Delmar opened the first iteration of what's now known as TidalHealth Peninsula Regional Hospital. Peninsula General Hospital, located in Salisbury, MD, had 9 available beds for patients, according to their 1970 informational booklet. Dr. Todd frequently made house calls, however the growing Salisbury population led to the need for a town hospital.
The building had grown tremendously since its initial opening, to over 300 patient beds by 1970. The hospital has offered a School of Nursing and School of Medical Technology. Dr. Todd’s grandson, Dr. George W. Todd, successfully completed the hospital’s first open-heart surgery in 1974, along with Dr. Richard Hughes. TidalHealth is the highest resource for medical care in the three counties of the Lower Shore!

Learn more through the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture by clicking the following link!
libapps.salisbury.edu/nabb-archives/university-archives/SUA-105

Check back in for more Wayback Wednesdays - History of the Beach to Bay Heritage Area Region.
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Dr Todd is buried at Parsons Cemetery. We will soon have a self guided tour featuring various Individuals who influenced the history of Salisbury and beyond.
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Happy Lunar New Year! 🎊🐇 Come out to Poplar Hill Mansion to see our exhibit, The Influence of Asian Art in the Federal Period. ... See MoreSee Less

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Timeline photos2022 by the numbers!

Thank you to our donors, volunteers, supporters, professional truck driver volunteers and everyone who made National Wreaths Across America Day possible!
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Thank you to the many volunteers who made quick work our wreath cleanup. 3600 wreaths in less than an hour! ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you David Lowe and Peninsula Roofing for Providing trucks for the Wreaths Across America cleanup day. Thank you Jesse Simpkins for volunteering to drive since our first event in 2017 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you David Lowe and Peninsula Roofing for Providing trucks for the Wreaths Across America cleanup day. Thank you Jesse Simpkins for volunteering to drive since our first event in 2017Image attachmentImage attachment
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What a great crowd helping this morning to pick up the 3600 wreaths placed at our Wreaths Across America event. We completed the task in less than an hour. Thank you all ... See MoreSee Less

What a great crowd helping this morning to pick up the 3600 wreaths placed at our Wreaths Across America event. We completed the task in less than an hour. Thank you all

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Sorry I missed it, great job by all.

What a nice way to start Saturday..Thanks to all of you .❤️

Thank you!

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