For Love, For Remembrance, Forever

The tradition of creating a memorial to honor a loved one is as old as humanity itself. It is part of our natural desire to show our love and respect for those who have touched our lives. It is a powerful way to express our feelings in a creative and enduring way. No one is more experienced in helping families with memorialization than Lough Memorials in beautiful downtown Frederick, MD. We invite you to take a look at our gallery of memorials displayed in a variety of sizes, colors, and unique shapes. Please contact us or stop by our Frederick, MD memorial showroom during business hours. 

Our Promise

When you purchase a monument, headstone, grave marker or memorial from Lough Memorials in Frederick Maryland, you are assured of ethical, honest business practices from a company who is committed to it’s industry and monument art. Lough Memorials is a family owned memorial business with a tradition of excellence in quality and craftsmanship. Read More

Types of Memorials

Lough Memorials specializes in monuments and memorials of all types including traditional family memorials, unique family memorials, individual memorials, children’s and youth memorials, flat memorials, signs, community monuments and memorials, and cremation memorials. We can help you decide which is the right choice for your purpose. Read More

How to Choose

The purchase of a monument is a significant purchase, like that of an automobile or a home. Price alone should never be the determining factor. Value must always be the consideration – a comprehensive view of cost, quality, craftsmanship, customer service and longevity of the memorial. Lough Memorials can guide you through the process of choosing the right memorial for you or a loved one. Read More

Photo Gallery

We are proud of the reputation we have built for personalized and profession service in helping families with their memorialization needs. We invite you to take a look at our gallery of memorials in our Frederick, MD showroom. Here you will find a variety of styles and types to choose from and a professional who can guide you through the process of choosing the right memorial for you or a loved one. Read More

“I really appreciate the beauty of this memorial and the timely manner that you placed the memorial. I am appreciative of Lough’s helpfulness”
Martin Battock, Maryland

Location & Hours

Our Maryland Memorial & Monument Showroom is located at the entrance to historic downtown Frederick, Maryland directly across from the Mount Olivet Cemetery. Our business hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Sat 9:30am-1pm, Other Times By Appointment.

Excellent Service & Selection

Family-Owned & Operated in Frederick, MD Since 1874


Lough Memorials was founded in 1874 by Uriah Alexander Washington Lough. In 1912 the business re-located to 121 South Market Street in Historic Downtown Frederick, MD where it remains today. Before retiring U.A. Lough brought his son Charles into the business. Charles eventually retired and sold the business to two of his dedicated employees; Wilson Waltz and Frank Griffin. In 1982 Wilson Waltz sold the business to Merkle Monuments an established family owned memorial business with a tradition of excellence in quality and craftsmanship. Geoffrey Merkle Irwin, grandson of Raymond G. Merkle (founder of Merkle Monuments) is now one of the owners.

The staff at Lough Memorials knows the importance of family, and strives to treat each and every customer like family of their own.  We are proud of the reputation we have built for providing the highest standard of service in the industry. We welcome you to stop in and view our Frederick, MD gallery of memorials during business hours. Our friendly and professional staff will answer any of your questions in a no pressure environment. 

Authorized Rock of Ages® DealerRock-of-Ages-Logo-New-color

Rock of Ages has set the standard in stone worldwide.  No one is more experienced in providing higher quality granite and versatile service than Rock of Ages, and no one stands behind the projects they produce like Rock of Ages. Lough Memorials, in Frederick, MD, is proud to be an authorized dealer for Rock of Ages®. We stand behind the superior craftsmanship and design of their products. Give us a call or stop in our showroom to learn more.

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The Importance of Memorialization

Proudly Serving Families Throughout MD, VA, WV and PA

  • Hagerstown
  • Frederick
  • New Market
  • Clarksburg
  • Germantown
  • Gaithersburg
  • Rockville
  • Bethesda
  • Potomac
  • Olney
  • Boonsboro
  • Westminster

  • Aldie
  • Alexandria
  • Arlington
  • Ashburn
  • Bristow
  • Chantilly
  • Dale City
  • Fairfax
  • Falls Church
  • Fairfax Station
  • Great Falls
  • Herndon
  • Lake Ridge
  • Leesburg
  • Lenah
  • Lovettsville
  • Lucketts
  • Manassas
  • Middleburg
  • Oatlands
  • Reston
  • South Riding
  • Springfield
  • Sterling
  • Tyson’s
  • Vienna
  • Woodbridge
  • Waterford

  • Carlisle
  • Chambersburg
  • Fairfield
  • Fayetteville
  • Gettysburg
  • Greencastle
  • Hanover
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Mercersburg
  • Shippensburg
  • Waynesboro
  • York