Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery in Alburgh, Vermont

According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, “[i]t was first used in 1806 and contains 27 graves.” During the filming, I incorrectly stated I thought this was the Reynolds Cemetery. I discovered with some more research that this is the Reynolds-McGregor Cemetery. Both are in Alburgh.

South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!

According to the North Hero Cemetery Commission, no new burial plots are available in this cemetery. The Vermont Old Cemetery Association states this cemetery “was first used in 1790 and contains 300+ graves .” This is one of the best, if not the best, maintained cemetery I’ve yet walked. Kudos to the North Hero CemeteryContinue reading “South Cemetery in North Hero: VERY WELL CARED FOR!”

What’s Inside the Crypt?

This “crypt” was actually used to store cemetery implements. It was built first to the other one in the Hinesburg Village Cemetery. As you’ll be able to see, this vault is quite small. Given the position of the door, which was NOT budging, I could not walk in. A friend was with me and sheContinue reading “What’s Inside the Crypt?”

Let’s Enter the Tomb!

“A receiving vault or receiving tomb,[1] sometimes also known as a public vault, is a structure designed to temporarily store dead bodies in winter months when the ground is too frozen to dig a permanent grave in a cemetery. Technological advancements in excavation, embalming, and refrigeration have rendered the receiving vault obsolete. Receiving vaults largelyContinue reading “Let’s Enter the Tomb!”

Dr. Baxter & his Dead Children: Experiments Performed???

“…Local legend says that the children of a doctor who once owned the [Highgate Manor] and performed experiments on them have remained in the house since they died.[2]… Dr. Henry Baxter…opened his practice in the manor, where there are still blood stains on the floor in what is now the library. It is believed thatContinue reading “Dr. Baxter & his Dead Children: Experiments Performed???”

West New Haven Cemetery: Well Maintained!

According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, this cemetery was first used in 1803 and it contains over 300 graves. From New Haven, Vermont government site: “West Cemetery is located on Field Days Road This cemetery is rarely used any more and contains numerous paupers graves from earlier years. The Town now maintains the cemetery.”-https://www.newhavenvt.com/index.asp?SEC=FF76E67E-A17F-4E15-A4D9-3AF9197F1B54&DE=6609ED74-B756-4E44-BCF1-C24D443D4169&Type=B_BASIC

Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!

According to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, the actual name of this cemetery is the West Hill Cemetery. First used in 1803, there are 750 graves. The cemetery is sandwiched between Weybridge Road (Route 23) and Quaker Village Road. The entrance is where those two roads converge. From there, it V’s back where the areaContinue reading “Weybridge Cemetery: Silas Wright is Buried Here!”

East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery

This cemetery was first used in 1820 and it contains a bit more than 250 graves, according to the Vermont Old Cemetery Association. The cemetery is also known as the Calvary Cemetery. The ground is very uneven and was a bit challenging to walk. Grave monuments were leaning and a variety of headstones had fallen.Continue reading “East Berkshire Episcopal Cemetery”

Gilman Road/Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery

The featured image is of a completely snapped at the joints grave monument. Rather than offer the standard cemetery “pose”, if you will, I thought I’d give you a photo of a totally broken grave monument Google does not recognize this cemetery. That’s a pity. I hadn’t tried to use Google Maps because a friendContinue reading “Gilman Road/Gilman-Gaffney Cemetery”

Calkins or McDonough Cemetery

Calkins Cemetery, aka McDonough Cemetery, holds 103 graves. It was first used in 1808. The cemetery is directly on Route 116 and is not labeled. The fence is a combination of wood and barbed wire. You must use the alternative cemetery’s name, if you plan to use Google Maps. Plus, ignore the Tyler Bridge RoadContinue reading “Calkins or McDonough Cemetery”

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