In 1787, Elizabeth Muggs passed away at the age of 45 and became the first person laid to rest in the St. John's Episcopal Church cemetery.
On Sunday, the 213-year-old cemetery on Mulberry Street in Hagerstown was to be rededicated as parishioners gathered after morning services at the historic site.
Although little space remains in the small cemetery, there are families who still have plots. In recent years, most burials have been the interment of ashes of parishioners and their families.
For the occasion, the cemetery has been spruced up, said church member Chuck Ford.
"The front stone walls have been replaced with wrought iron," Ford said. "The two old gates have been restored and reinstalled."