A Maryland Historic Treasure
Originally part of a 117-acre tract called "Shapleigh's Chance."
Surveyed in 1667 for Philip Shapleigh of Northumberland County, Virginia.
Sold to William Travers of Hoopers Island in 1679.
Identified as "an endangered Maryland treasure" by the Maryland Commission for Celebration 2000.
Restored by The Friends of the Graveyard, 2000-2006.
The Old Hoopers Island Graveyard
at Honga, Maryland
Last updated: June 24, 2017
Jacqueline Hedberg, founder of The Friends of the Old Hoopers Island Graveyard, shows off the marker that identifies the Graveyard as a Maryland Treasure. The marker was installed in 2012.