Strolling Spear Street Cemetery in Shelburne, Vermont: Part 3

Today’s video is the last installment of the Spear Street Cemetery in Shelburne, Vermont.  We’ll visit some newer graves down back, including one family’s cremains.

So please join me for this stroll…

“This cemetery was first used in 1794 and is still an active cemetery.

A large number of the early settlers bought land in the northwest of Shelburne along the eastern shore of Shelburne Bay to the eastern border of Shelburne and north of the village. The headstones include the following family surnames: Barber, Blin, Chittenden, Gage, Hamilton, Irish, Lyon, Miner, Payne, Rowley, Simond, Slocum, Spear and Sutton.

These early settlers left their mark which is still visible in Shelburne today.

On July 5, 1813, Gersham Lyon quit-claimed one acre of land to the town for $1.00 to be a cemetery for the residents of Shelburne.”-

Spear Street Cemetery in Shelburne, Vermont. Looking up from the newest area at the bottom.

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