|Hollywood Sotterley Road (Maryland Route 245)|
St. Mary's County
|Cemetery notes and/or description:|
Old St. Aloysius Cemetery is located in a wooded area, off Hollywood Road [MD 245], north of Leonardtown, Maryland. It is located on Cemetery Road, a short dead-end road that was once part of a colonial-era road that connected Leonardtown with St. Joseph's Forest, now Morganza. The cemetery dates to the mid-18th century. It was the site of the original St. Aloysius Church, built in 1766. St. Aloysius moved into Leonardtown in 1847. The old church was abandoned. The cemetery was in general use until 1910, when an in-town cemetery was opened on Fenwick Street, Leonardtown. Although isolated, Old St. Aloysius is still in occassional use. The address and telephone numbers are those of St. Aloysius Church.