All YouTube videos go live at 12:30 am Eastern Daylight Time. Join the LIVE CHAT! The chat lasts as long as the video plays. Let’s hang out!! Meet Dianne, who not only volunteers to repair headstones with the Vermont Old Cemetery Association, but her grandfather founded the organization. Her grandfather, Leon Dean, was an EnglishContinue reading “Why Does Dianne Volunteer to Repair Headstones??”
“About VOCA: The Vermont Old Cemetery Association (VOCA) was founded in 1958 to encourage the restoration and preservation of neglected and abandoned cemeteries in the State of Vermont… Some Things We Do: …Our members are constantly working in all parts of the state, in cemeteries large and small, righting and cleaning grave markers, clearing brush,Continue reading “Vermont Old Cemetery Association Information”
I decided to walk a section I had never visited before at Lakeview Cemetery in Burlington, Vermont. As I did so, I discovered a small crypt designed for two people to lie side-by-side. It appeared to be created from Barre granite, which is a light gray granite. Sturdy, solid, permanent and screams “forever”.
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.
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
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!”
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”
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 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”
The first burial was in 1810 and the cemetery contains over 350 graves. The cemetery sits beside a “rail trail”. There used to be train track there, which the Central Vermont Railroad used. In fact, Greens Corners even had a station. Interesting information to note: I found this cemetery by driving by it. There isContinue reading “Greens Corners Cemetery”