A group of neighbors, elected officials, church members and Georgetown Visitation students gathered at the historic Mt. Zion Cemetery off 26th St. last Saturday to give it some much needed TLC.
Over three trucks’ worth of debris was removed from the cemetery. While serious structural and restoration issues remain, this maintenance is critical to preventing the cemetery from disappearing completely into the forest.
The Mt. Zion cemetery (and its sister the Female Union Band cemetery) are invaluable historical remnants of Georgetown’s history and it is incumbent upon the entire community to preserve them as much (and more) to preserve them as much as the grand estates like Everymay or Tudor Place. Huge credit goes to all those that came out and pitched in!
To celebrate the renewal, a special sunrise Easter service will be held at the cemetery. Rev. Dr. Johnsie Cogman of Mt. Zion Baptist Church will preside over the service this Sunday at 6:45 AM. It will surely be a special occasion.