Montgomery County recognizes the significance of cemetery and burial sites to the community. In 2017, the County Council passed two laws to help preserve and protect these unique and fragile resources. Ordinance 33A-17 requires the Planning Board to maintain an inventory of human burial sites in the county. Ordinance 18-31 requires these sites to be preserved and protected during the preliminary plan of subdivision review and approval process. This questionnaire will be available through June 21, 2019.

Montgomery Planning is circulating this questionnaire in order to better understand how people are using the information in the inventory and the public’s questions and concerns. Please answer the following questions, either yes or no, and the short answer questions at the end.

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1. Do you have a cemetery site on your property that is identified in Montgomery County’s Burial Sites Inventory?

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2. Have you used the online interactive map of burial sites in the county?

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3. If you used the online interactive map of burial sites, did you find it easy to use?

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4. If there is a cemetery on your property, are you interested in learning about resources to help preserve the site?

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5. Do you have ancestors buried at a site or sites identified in the county’s Burial Sites Inventory?

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6. If yes, are you able to find and visit your ancestor’s grave?

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7. How important do you feel it is to preserve cemeteries and burial sites compared to other historic preservation priorities?

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8. Do you have concerns about the county’s Burial Sites Inventory?

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9. Do you have specific concerns about the Burial Sites Guidelines?

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10. Please tell us your ZIP code:

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Contact Us

Historic Preservation Office
Montgomery County Planning Department
8787 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-563-3400
mcp-historic@mncppc-mc.org

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