For their outstanding effort to preserve historic cemeteries, three Maryland cemeteries have received the Periwinkle Award from the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites, Inc., Maryland’s only non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the state’s old family and public cemeteries, historic churchyards, and Indian burial grounds.
The awards were presented on April 26, 2014 in Salisbury, Maryland.
Benjamin Krider Joint Cemetery
Benjamin Krider Joint Cemetery, currently known as Kriders Lutheran Church Cemetery, is in Westminster, Carroll County, Maryland. (Historic documentation)
Apples United Church of Christ Cemetery
Apples United Church of Christ Cemetery, also known as Apples Reformed Church Cemetery, is in Thurmont, Frederick County, Maryland.
Burtonsville Union Cemetery
Union Cemetery in Burtonsville, Montgomery County, Maryland. (Website)