Is this a cemetery?

The Mount Sinai Cemetery lot as seen from Britain Road, February 2021

Family and Friends of Mount Sinai Cemetery are planning a Spring clean-up, as a first step toward a restoration of this historic cemetery which was active from at least 1887 to 1955, perhaps longer. The cemetery now sits on private property, and has been subject to much neglect and damage over the years.

With the support of the Lovettsville Historic Society, and a number of the neighbors, the Family and Friends group is appealing to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors and other County officials for assistance in restoring this historic African-American burial ground.

Lovettsville Historical Society researchers and others have now documented about 30 burials in Mount Sinai Cemetery, although only a dozen headstones are now visible. According to neighbors, there could be as many as 80 to 100 burials here.

If you have any information or questions about Mount Sinai Cemetery, or if you would like to support our efforts, please contact us at info@LovettsvilleHistoricalSociety.org.