Sheldon Cemetery: Oldest Section

Sheldon Cemetery, also known as Sheldon Village Cemetery, was first used in 1796. There are over 1200 graves and burials are still allowed there.

The oldest section is separated from the other area, where burials are still allowed. Understand, though, there are still plenty of older graves in that “newer” section.

The style of this area is known as a Rural Cemetery. The headstones are lined up in an orderly fashion, one after another.

This is the area of the cemetery where the original Sheldon colonists are buried. Even Elisha Sheldon himself was laid to rest here.

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