The Elmwood Cemetery

P.O. Box 35
Shepherdstown, WV 25443

In Memory of James Carter Price, III 1956-1989

Elmwood Cemetery Association, Inc. was chartered in 1869. A volunteer Board of Directors governs it. Income is derived from the sale of burial plots, a trust fund, and donations. This is not a perpetual cemetery. A full-time caretaker is employed; volunteers supply all other labor. We believe that we have a sacred trust to preserve these hallowed grounds.

There are approximately 120 graves of casualties of the Battle of Antietam buried in the "Soldiers Graveyard" near the front of Elmwood. There are an additional 120 Confederate veterans' graves throughout the cemetery. An "Army of Northern Virginia" battle flage marks each. Supposedly, there are two G.A.R. veterans buried here. One has been confirmed; the other has not.


The Easter Bunny will hit German Street on Saturday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. and a self-guided story walk will be held at the Little House on both Friday, April 17th and Saturday, April .18th.  The Easter Egg Hunt will take place immediately after the parads on Saturday on the grounds of White Hall.  The Little House will NOT be open on Easter Sunday.

The second annual GardenFest arrives on May 17 & 18, featuring the Back Alley Garden Tour & Tea which will include a self-guided walking tour of more than a dozen private gardens rarely open to the public and an elegant afternoon tea.

Both days will also be full of many other garden-related activities, including demonstrations and exhibits about horticulture, landscaping, composting, beekeeping, raising chickens, indoor gardening, flower arranging, and more. Please see our website for more information.

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