Cemetery Overview
Like its sister cemetery, Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), the Edgewood Cemetery was established in 1918 around the time that the Edgewood Arsenal was first founded. The cemetery is often referred to by many as the Edgewood Area Cemetery, or Aberdeen Proving Ground-South Cemetery, because the land falls within the jurisdiction of the APG installation. Buried in this cemetery are chemical warfare pioneers who founded Edgewood Arsenal back in 1918, and who in the path of duty lost their lives either by accident or disease. Small and quaint, the Edgewood Arsenal Cemetery offers visitors an area for private reflection.


One Cemetery Responsible Official with offices on Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) provides oversight and administrative support for all Edgewood Cemetery Operations. Grounds maintenance for the Edgewood Arsenal cemetery is performed by the APG Directorate of Public Works department. The Edgewood Arsenal cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of APG Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM). Launch Army Cemeteries Explorer for Edgewood Arsenal Post Cemetery here to locate a gravesite.

Visit Our Cemetery
The cemetery lies at the end of Cemetery Rd. which can be accessed off of Owen Rd. near the Exton Golf Course. When the cemetery is open there are generally no staff members present. Because the Edgewood Arsenal Cemetery is located on an active U.S. Army installation all non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification should call ahead to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Directorate of Emergency Services at 410-306-2380 for information on how to properly obtain access to the property before departing. The cemetery has unpaved parking available and is wheelchair-accessible.


The cemetery is open daily during daylight hours.
Established:  1918 
First Recorded Interment:  est. 9/29/1918 
Location: Cemetery Rd., Edgewood, MD 21040 
Burials: 138 (U.S. Military Personnel and Civilians) 
Columbarium: No 
Acres:  0.17 acres
Status: Open to subsequent interments only 
Last Interment/Inurnment: 2/3/1990 
Edgewood Arsenal is located at the southwestern part of Aberdeen Proving Ground in Aberdeen, Maryland within Harford County. The closest major airport is New Castle Air National Guard Base (ILG/KILG). This airport is 36 miles from the center of Aberdeen, MD. Another major airport is Baltimore/ Washington's International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI/KBWI). This airport is 43 miles from Aberdeen, MD. Lancaster Airport (LNS/KLNS) has domestic flights from Lancaster and is 48 miles from Aberdeen, MD.
Aberdeen Proving Ground
Cemetery Responsible Official

Bldg. 4304, Rm. 204
Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005