I recently walked the Richmond Village Cemetery, which is also known as the Old Village Cemetery. The cemetery isn’t very large, likely less than an acre. I walked all but the farthest area because it was uphill and I couldn’t see a safe place for a good foothold.
What I can say about that walk is how uneven and unpleasant the ground was. There was snow on the ground, but it wasn’t deep. The snow was somewhere between a dusting and maybe an inch.
There are far too many leaning, broken and fallen headstones. There was even one obelisk-style grave marker, which seemed to be missing its base.
Given just within the last hour I was reading about the history of some of the buildings in Richmond, Vermont, I can better appreciate some of the names I came upon there. Hapgood comes to mind, for instance.
Please join me in my walk of the Richmond Village Cemetery. Let’s look at these gravestones together.