DESIGNATING NOVEMBER 6TH-13TH
HISTORIC PROSPECT HILL CEMETERY WEEK
Whereas, Prospect Hill Cemetery has served continuously as a non-sectarian burial ground since 1892, and has been the final resting place of over 3,500 individuals; and
Whereas, Prospect Hill Cemetery reflects the history of Towson as it has grown from small village to densely urban County seat, whose monuments reflect important early residents and founders; and
Whereas, Prospect Hill Cemetery holds the remains of over 350 veterans, ranging from those who fought in the American Revolution up to the Invasion of Grenada; and
Whereas, individuals buried at Prospect Hill have given their names to many streets and areas in Towson and the larger county, such as Bosley, Hillen, Jarrett, Burke, Campbell, Bayne and Ridgely; and
Whereas, Prospect Hill is saying farewell this month to its most iconic tree, a majestic copper beech which has stood on the property for over 125 years; and
Whereas, the all-volunteer board has worked tirelessly for decades to preserve and maintain one of Towson’s largest remaining green spaces; and
Whereas, Prospect Hill Cemetery is considered to be a 6-acre hidden gem within the heart of Towson, and a place of great beauty and serenity;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, John A. Olszewski, Jr., as County Executive of Baltimore County, do hereby recognize November 6-13, 2020 as “Historic Prospect Hill Cemetery Week” in Baltimore County and urge all residents to thank the volunteer board for its unselfish service.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of Baltimore County to be affixed this week of November 6-13 in the year two thousand twenty.