N. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg Montgomery County Maryland USA Postal Code: 20877
Cemetery notes and/or description: Forest Oak is an unmarked cemetery on N. Frederick Ave. (MD355) in Gaithersburg, Maryland. It used to be marked with a wrought-iron sign over the gate, which read “Forest Oak Cemetery.” During the 1960s, the entrance to the cemetery was enlarged and the arched sign could not fit over it anymore. Forest Oak has remained unmarked since that time, with mostly local residents knowing its name.
Over 100 graves were “omitted” when N. Frederick Ave. was widened in 1980. The location of those interments is not known as of this writing.
Forest Oak was originally affiliated with Forest Oak Methodist Church, which was on the site of the existing cemetery. The church no longer exists. Forest Oak was also affiliated with Grace Methodist Church, but that affiliation was severed during or shortly after the Civil War. Today it is operated by the independent Forest Oak Cemetery Association.