Cemetery Overview
Fort Meade became an active Army installation in 1917. Authorized by an Act of Congress in May 1917, it was one of 16 cantonments built for U.S. troops drafted during WWI. The Fort Meade Main Post Cemetery was not established until much later in 1931 to support Soldiers and their families. The cemetery has been maintained over the years and remains active through the present day. In addition to both American Service Members and civilians, the cemetery contains the remains of both German and Italian POWs held in local camps during WWII. The cemetery is used for several annual events hosted by community organizations.

 

One Cemetery Responsible Official from Fort Meade, located in the state of Maryland, provides oversight and administrative support for all cemetery operations. Grounds maintenance for the Fort Meade cemetery is performed through a privately contracted company with oversight provide by the Fort Meade Directorate of Public Works. The Fort Meade cemetery falls underneath the responsibility of the Fort Meade Garrison Command and the U.S. Army's Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

Visit Our Cemetery
 Information
At the cemetery there are generally no staff members present. Because the Fort Meade Post Cemetery resides on an active U.S. Army installation all non-DoD, non-federally-affiliated visitors without proper government identification will need obtain prior approval for gate access. Visitors should review the most recent access information on the Fort Meade website at: http://www.ftmeade.army.mil/directorates/des/vcc/vcc.html Demps Visitor Control Center, 902 Reece Road, Fort Meade, MD 20755. Their hours are Monday thru Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., 301-677-1064 or 301-677-1065.

 

Hours
The cemetery is open to the public daily from dawn till dusk.
 Established:  1931 
 First Recorded Interment: 5/19/1931 
 Location: Rock Ave., Fort Meade, MD 20755 (Across from Bldg. 2250) 
 Burials: 308 (U.S. Military Personnel; Civilians; Unknowns 
 Columbarium: No 
 Acres: 1.09 
 Status: Open to subsequent interments only 
 Last Interment/Inurnment: 10/23/2014 
The Fort Meade Post Cemetery is located in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The closest airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI/ KBWI). This airport has international and domestic flights from Baltimore, Maryland and is 10 miles from the center of Fort Meade. Another Major airport is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA/KDCA), which has international and domestic flights and is 28 miles from Fort Meade. Tipton Airport is a local airport in Odenton, MD and is located 2 miles from Fort Meade for small aircraft and private planes.

Cemetery Responsible Official
Directorate of Public Works

Bldg. 4216, Rm 313
301-677-9141

Operations and Maintenance
Directorate of Public Works

301-644-9188