Blackstone Cemetery, Columbia, Howard County, Maryland
This is a small old cemetery located in the Meadowridge Business Park in Columbia, Maryland. The cemetery is poorly maintained and is situated on top of a wooded hill behind a warehouse in the industrial park. You cannot see the cemetery from the road or the warehouse parking lot.
Latitude 39° 11' 14" N; Longitude 076° 46' 31" W; GNIS ID Number 583275
ADC Map and Coordinates: 5054 - F, G1
A partial inventory of this cemetery is listed on Find-A-Grave.com.
From I-95 North take Exit 41, MD 175 (Waterloo Rd), keep right onto 175 and turn left onto US Rte 1. Follow US Rte 1 North to the second left past Trinity Episcopal Church (on the left). Turn left onto Business Parkway and follow the curve to 6670 on the left. Turn into the parking lot and drive around the building until you see the entrance to the DHL shipping office. The cemetery is located in the woods on top of the hill across the parking lot from the entrance to the DHL office.
If you are facing the hill, the easiest access (on foot) is to go left in the parking lot and walk up the hill hugging the woods. As you move up the hill you will see the cemetery on your left. It is overgrown and well concealed by the trees. You may need to push your way through some branches to enter the cemetery. USE CAUTION while moving around the grounds as many of the graves have sunken making the ground uneven and the area is laden with poison ivy.
Many of the stones are partialy buried and difficult to read due to the shading from the trees. If you visit this cemetery, make sure to dress for the poison ivy and take a flashlight to aid in reading the stones in the heavily tree-shaded area.