Clarksburg Historical Society
Keeping History Alive
The Long Path Home: The Story of Clarksburg's First Cemetery
1960?: headstones moved from cemetery to lean against nearby oak tree
1989: A Clarksburg resident, Charles Ellis, who was concerned about preserving the gravestones contacts Norman Mease, Clarksburg Civic Association President
1989-90: Norman Mease asks lifetime Clarksburg resident, Margaret Williams, to show him the location of the cemetery.
1989-90: Norman Mease catalogs the gravestones & places them in the custody of the Montgomery County Parks Department
2002: Joann Woodson, Eloise & Tuck Woodfield establish the Clarksburg Historical Society
2012: Jean Hulse-Hayman, longtime Clarksburg Historical Society Member, researches the Clark Family Cemetery and proposes making it a society project
June 2012: gravestones publically displayed at Clarksburg Day, (on public display for the first time in over 20 years)
October 2012: Jean Hulse-Hayman & husband, Dale Hayman, locate the oak tree and use it & a map to identify the probable location of the cemetery
March 2013: Jean Hulse-Hayman brings Margaret Williams to the site and she confirms that the location makes sense according to her childhood memories
2013-15: Clarksburg Historical Society is working with Kate Kubit of Third Try, LLC and MNCPPC to return the gravestones to their original location
June 24, 2017: Dedication ceremony of the rebuilt Clark family cemetery. Learn more.