Munger Street Cemetery in New Haven, Vermont

When I was in New Haven, Vermont the other day, I was following the Google Maps’ directions to the Union Church (yesterday’s video).  Unfortunately, those directions were INCORRECT!  On the bright side, I KNEW there was a Munger Street Cemetery on the road GM sent me to.  Thus, today’s video of that very cemetery! 

Video link here:

“With its first recorded burial dating from 1797, the historic “Old
Yard” section of the Munger Street Cemetery is the final resting
place for some of Addison County’s earliest settlers.

The old “Munger Street Burying Ground” has been enlarged from its original size twice over the years and is now cared for by the Munger Street Cemetery Corporation, a non-profit community cemetery.

The corporation was formed in October of 1898 by a group of Munger Street residents and others with family members buried in the cemetery. Descendants of the original group and interested individuals have continued to volunteer as trustees, holding annual meetings and conducting the business of the cemetery. Their goal has been to maintain the Munger Street Cemetery as an attractive
asset to the community.

The perpetual care fund and other investments are small; annual income earned does not cover the
cost of normal maintenance. Without an annual donation from the Town of New Haven, even the cost of mowing could not be afforded.  The cemetery’s wooden sign was purchased and installed in 1994 with help of a grant from Neat Repeats.

A 1999 grant from the Vermont Old Cemetery Association helped to restore six gravestones dating from 1800 to 1879. In 2019, an attractive split rail fence was installed on the roadside, replacing
a 21-year-old chain link fence that had been installed with donations of neighbors and friends. (VOCA’s website is

Neighbors and others interested in joining in the preservation efforts of the Munger Street Cemetery are invited to contact one of the officers. Annual meetings are typically held in the spring of each year.
There is no obligation to purchase a site in the cemetery.

Grave sites are still available in the newer section of the cemetery.”-

October 2021 in New Haven, Vermont

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