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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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Wreaths Across America at Parsons Cemetery

Wreaths Across America at Parsons Cemetery

Dec 17, 9:00am - Dec 17, 11:00am

Parsons Cemetery Salisbury, MD

Parsons Cemetery will participate in this national event to honor the nearly 1400 veterans buried at our cemetery. Gates open at 9:00. Parade starts at 9:30. Ceremony at 10:00 followed by placement of wreaths

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Wreaths Across America Cleanup day

Wreaths Across America Cleanup day

Jan 21, 8:00am - Jan 21, 11:00am

Parsons Cemetery912 N Division StSalisbury, MD21801 Map

On this day, we remove the nearly 1,400 wreaths placed during the December event and take them for burning. Volunteers are greatly appreciated

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Recent Posts @Parsons-Cemetery

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3 days ago
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Brent is still hunting for a few unmarked graves. There are now only a few left thanks to his prior work. Many Thanks Brent. ... See MoreSee Less

Brent is still hunting for a few unmarked graves.  There are now only a few left thanks to his prior work.  Many Thanks Brent.Image attachment

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Did you locate Tommy Gray's? It is slightly to the right behind the F.W. Allen plot facing the lake.

3 days ago
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The main tree is decorated at the Mansion in our theme this year of Salute to Our Troops as we get ready for our Yuletide Open House this Sunday from 11:00-4:00, in conjunction with the Newtown Neighborhood Holiday House Tour. 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less

3 days ago
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Our Holiday House Tour is 5 days away! Join us Sunday, 4 December between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. to tour houses, churches, the Poplar Hill Mansion, and the John B. Parsons Assisted LIving Community/Lemmon Hill.

This later Colonial Revival house is one of the young'uns in the Newtown Historic District - built between 1921 and 1936. Come by and admire the symmetry, the fluted columns on the unusual brick-floor front porch, the large center hall, arched doorways, and crown moulding. The house was occupied by the Dulany family from 1963 to 2012.
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5 days ago
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Life can be really bleak for some veterans who are struggling with their disabilities. With the addition of a trained service dog, the world opens up and life does not seem so difficult. Please consider supporting U.S. Kennels on November 29th on the Shore Gives More Giving Tuesday. We will be posting a link at 12:01 am on November 29th. ... See MoreSee Less

6 days ago
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We hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!

The Perry-Cooper House is on our Holiday House Tour, 4 December 2022, from 11 to 5! This house is the only Second Empire style home remaining in Salisbury - and is just as unique and beautiful inside!

Hope to see you 4 December!
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1 week ago
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A Forest Gump moment. Brent Zaprowski marching for Parsons Cemetery is joined by miscellaneous runners. ... See MoreSee Less

A Forest Gump moment. Brent Zaprowski marching for Parsons Cemetery is joined by miscellaneous runners.
1 week ago
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Wishing all who served or are serving, family, friends, and community a Happy Thanksgiving and many new memories. Our Best ... See MoreSee Less

Wishing all who served or are serving, family, friends, and community a Happy Thanksgiving and many new memories.  Our Best

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Happy Thanksgiving mom & grandma & uncle arthur xoxo and the rest of the Parsons gang,

2 weeks ago
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Thank you Wicomico Tourism for spreading the word about our 6th wreaths Across America event. The parade starts at 9:30 rain or shine ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you Wicomico Tourism for spreading the word about our 6th wreaths Across America event. The parade starts at 9:30 rain or shine
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