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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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Take a Tour

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
Large headstone with a cross on top

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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2 days ago
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Looks like a great time .

5 days ago
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Famous Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah Georgia ❤️ last week a gentleman commented he loved walking in Parsons as it reminds him of Bonaventure, wow! From the Bonaventure website: They have been a world famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people. We offer all of that just on a far more limited site. The gentlemen said it is the overall grounds, history, art, trees. ... See MoreSee Less

Famous Bonaventure Cemetery Savannah Georgia ❤️ last week a gentleman commented he loved walking in Parsons as it reminds him of Bonaventure, wow! From the Bonaventure website: They have been a world famous tourist destination for more than 150 years due to the old tree-lined roadways, the many notable persons interred, the unique cemetery sculpture and architecture, and the folklore associated with the site and the people.  We offer all of that just on a far more limited site.  The gentlemen said it is the overall grounds, history, art, trees.Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Such a beautiful place

Awesome pictures

6 days ago
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Please consider adopting this Navy Vet, Richard Joseph Tamulevicz who had no permanent marker, we have added one so he can be properly remembered during our WAA Event and also for perpetuity. We have no known obituary, family, or a current POC. Please consider adopting him. The adoption fee is $500 for the granite marker, it’s foundation, and labor. Why are we asking, we are trying to recoup our cost and return those funds to our Friends fund which supports memorial repairs and maintenance along with other projects not eligible for support by our perpetual care fund. Memorials are considered the family’s personal property. Please consider an adoption or a general donation to the “Adopt a Vet program.” ... See MoreSee Less

Please consider adopting this Navy Vet, Richard Joseph Tamulevicz who had no permanent marker, we have added one so he can be properly remembered during our WAA Event and also for perpetuity.  We have no known obituary, family, or a current POC.  Please consider adopting him. The adoption fee is $500 for the granite marker, it’s foundation, and labor.  Why are we asking, we are  trying to recoup our cost and return those funds to our Friends fund which supports memorial repairs and maintenance along with other projects not eligible for support by our perpetual care fund.  Memorials are considered the family’s personal property. Please consider an adoption or a general donation to the “Adopt a Vet program.”Image attachment

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My organization will proudly adopt this Veteran. Please contact us next week , Lower Shore Cemetery Preservation Organization Inc. 410-713-1357 [email protected]

6 days ago
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Ok What the heck is this thing? I did not know until I toured the Westside museum. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago
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Please consider adopting this WWI Vet, Archie L Richardson who had no permanent marker, we have added one so he can be properly remembered during our WAA Event and also for perpetuity. Unmarried and no descendants, we have no other family point of contact. Please consider adopting him. The adoption fee is $500 for the granite marker, it’s foundation, and labor. Why are we asking, we are trying to recoup our cost and return those funds to our Friends fund which supports memorial repairs and maintenance along with other projects not eligible for support by our perpetual care fund. Memorials are considered the family’s personal property. Please consider an adoption or a general donation to the “Adopt a Vet program.” ... See MoreSee Less

Please consider adopting this WWI Vet, Archie L Richardson who had no permanent marker, we have added one so he can be properly remembered during our WAA Event and also for perpetuity.  Unmarried and no descendants, we have no other family point of contact.  Please consider adopting him. The adoption fee is $500 for the granite marker, it’s foundation, and labor.  Why are we asking, we are  trying to recoup our cost and return those funds to our Friends fund which supports memorial repairs and maintenance along with other projects not eligible for support by our perpetual care fund.  Memorials are considered the family’s personal property. Please consider an adoption or a general donation to the “Adopt a Vet program.”Image attachmentImage attachment

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Doesn't the United States military provide a grave marker for our vets. ?

1 week ago
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Just another beautiful afternoon in Parsons, and discovered I was not the only person enjoying the cool air and taking pictures. Just lovely. ... See MoreSee Less

Just another beautiful afternoon in Parsons, and discovered I was not the only person enjoying the cool air and taking pictures.  Just lovely.Image attachmentImage attachment

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I was riding my bike - I saw you!

Hi mom

1 week ago
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Please consider adopting this WWII Vet, Otis S Lloyd Jr who had no permanent marker, we have added one so he can be properly remembered during our WAA Event and also for perpetuity. His wife, Ardeth Marie Pennington Lloyd, predeceased him and her obituary does not include children. We have no other family point of contact. Please consider adopting him. The adoption fee is $500 for the granite marker, it’s foundation, and labor. Why are we asking, we are trying to recoup our cost and return those funds to our Friends fund which supports memorial repairs and maintenance along with other projects not eligible for support by our perpetual care fund. Memorials are considered the family’s personal property. Please consider an adoption or a general donation to the “Adopt a Vet program.” ... See MoreSee Less

Please consider adopting this WWII Vet, Otis S Lloyd Jr who had no permanent marker, we have added one so he can be properly remembered during our WAA Event and also for perpetuity.  His wife, Ardeth Marie Pennington Lloyd, predeceased him and her obituary does not include children.  We have no other family point of contact.  Please consider adopting him. The adoption fee is $500 for the granite marker, it’s foundation, and labor.  Why are we asking, we are  trying to recoup our cost and return those funds to our Friends fund which supports memorial repairs and maintenance along with other projects not eligible for support by our perpetual care fund.  Memorials are considered the family’s personal property. Please consider an adoption or a general donation to the “Adopt a Vet program.”Image attachment

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Interesting family history with ties to Whitehaven and Salisbury Marine Railway and Shipyards. Source: whitehavenheritage.com/marine-railway-%26-shipyard

1 week ago
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