Walking though this little cemetery is like walking though history. Many of the names found here are now the names of familiar roads and towns. It is the final resting place of veterans from the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War (both Union and Confederate), the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II.
Here lies the founding father of Reisterstown, John Reister himself, together with many members of the family that put our town on the map.
In all, there are over 500 grave stones in the cemetery, and over 800 documented burials.
The historic Reisterstown Community Cemetery is located just off of Main Street on Cockeys Mill Road, next to the Reisterstown Library. It is supported solely through donations and volunteer work, all coordinated by the dedicated members of RIA's Cemetery Committee.
Reisterstown Improvement Association
P.O. Box 856, Reisterstown, Maryland 21136
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