Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery
6827 East New Market Ellwood Road
Hurlock, Maryland 21643
Bruce W. Webster, Cemetery Superintendent
Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery at Hurlock, Maryland is located two miles south of Preston and about five miles northwest of Hurlock on State Route 331. Eastern Shore Veterans Cemetery opened for operation in December 1976 and has utilized approximately 4,721 of the 14,000 available burial sites. Donated by the citizens of Dorchester County, the site was formerly a 35-acre wheat field. The design of this cemetery is unique.
The layout of the burial sites is based on a system of radials and concentric circles centered on the American flag in the plaza area at the Chapel.
Cemetery gates will be open to visitors every day of the year from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The gates will close at 4:45 p.m. to allow visitors to exit the cemetery. The cemetery will remain open until 8:00 p.m. on Memorial Day (the date of State observance).