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: Feb. 14, 2015
Members of the Tolley and Simmons families are buried in this northeast corner of the Old Hoopers Island Graveyard. In this 2014 photograph one can see across Tar Bay to Barren Island.