Plainmont Cemetery in Plainfield, VT: Part 1

Today’s YouTube video,, is on the Plainmont Cemetery in East Montpelier, VT. Since it is on the border of Plainfield, the Town of Plainfield is responsible for it.

The first burial was in 1909.  There are some beautiful headstones there.  One had cursive writing on both the family name stone as well as the smaller ones with the full names and dates.  I don’t see that very often. 

There was a man I spoke with at length at the cemetery who gave me the information on the quarry.  He volunteers to replace the flags on the graves of veterans. Such a service to our deceased veterans is admirable and commendable.

Also, the cemetery is up against a horseshoe-shaped ravine.  On the other side of that ravine was a quarry.  It is now a swimming hole and place to fish for trout.  Apparently, when the quarry was being used, they dug too deep and hit springs, which continue to feed this swimming hole!  The ravine is quite deep.  There is a shed, where the part of the rear of the building appears to be hanging over the edge.  I filmed and snapped photos of it.

This is a well-cared for place.  In fact, on the Cemetery Commission’s portion of the Town’s website, I read the March 2021 minutes because I saw the word “damage”.  They reported tree damage at the cemetery, organized a volunteer group and cleaned it up.  Kudos to them for getting on it so swiftly!  There are paved paths and the ground is not pitted.  It was easy to walk.  I’m guessing it’s about 2 flat acres in size.  Very walkable!

When you watch parts 2 and 3, you’ll see a HUGE difference in the light.  I watched the videos to make sure they recorded properly.  Sure enough, Part 1’s audio stopped recording my voice after the first sentence!  I re-recorded when the sun was about to set.  I’ve never covered so much ground in my life as I did then!  I’ve not yet been in a cemetery that has lights.  I’m not afraid to be in a cemetery after dark, overall.  It could just be a safety hazard.  The upside was I recorded a path I hadn’t the first time ’round!

The walk-in entrance. Just use the vehicle entrance to the right, though. I think the date above the door indicates when the stackstone entrance was added.
View from the front of the cemetery.
I had never seen someone’s house pictured on a gravestone before!

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