PROSPECT HILL: A COMMUNITY TREASURE
Welcome to Prospect Hill Cemetery, a six-acre, green oasis in the heart of Towson, Maryland. In operation since 1892, the cemetery is the final resting place of some of Baltimore County’s most prominent and interesting citizens. Prospect Hill is a non-denominational and non-profit cemetery managed by an all-volunteer board.
Prospect Hill is both richly historic and an active, perpetual care cemetery that offers cremation and traditional ground burial lots. Contact us to learn what options are available for you and your family.
Our park-like grounds with winding paths provide a respite from the busy town surrounding them. Take a moment to stroll through this peaceful place online or in person – and step into Baltimore County history!
Prospect Hill News
Wildlife visiting Prospect Hill Cemetery
Prospect Hill has many visitors, some of the non-human variety. A large buck was spotted numerous times over last summer, and this red-shouldered hawk was one of two seen in the cemetery in December.
New board member: Lydia Kimball
Landscape Architect, Floura Teeter Landscape Architects, Inc. Lydia holds a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from the University of Maryland and Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Virginia. With nearly 30 years in practice, she has developed a specific expertise in site design projects for healthcare, senior living, academic and other institutional facilities with an approach that focuses on the ways landscapes can contribute to both human and environmental health.
Iconic Tree At Prospect Hill Cemetery In Towson To Come Down
In early November, the board of Prospect Hill welcomed Baltimore County Executive John Olszewski, Jr. (“Johnny O”) to join them in saying farewell to the cemetery’s iconic copper beech. The tree, approximately 125 years old, was dying and was subsequently removed later that month by the Ex-Cel Tree Company.
Prospect Hill depends on volunteers to provide financial support. Your generous, tax-deductible donations make it possible for us as a 501(c)13 charitable organization to continue to maintain and beautify the cemetery.
To send a check, please send your donation to:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
P.O. Box 322
Riderwood, MD 21139-0322