Greens Corners 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”

Montgomery House: National Register!

“The Montgomery House is a historic travel accommodation on Vermont Route 118 in the center of Montgomery, Vermont. Built in 1803, it is one of the town’s oldest buildings, and it served for many years as a social and civic center in the small community. It was listed on the National Register of Historic PlacesContinue reading “Montgomery House: National Register!”

West Hill Covered Bridge: Lattice Truss

“The West Hill Covered Bridge, also known as the Crystal Springs Covered Bridge[2] is a wooden covered bridge that crosses West Hill Brook on Creamery Bridge Road in Montgomery, Vermont. It is one of six surviving 19th-century bridges built in Montgomery by the brothers Sheldon & Savannah Jewett. It was listed on the National RegisterContinue reading “West Hill Covered Bridge: Lattice Truss”

Brick School Museum Closes for Season on September 24, 2022!!

4127 Ethan Allen Highway (that’s Route 7) is the address and it’s located across the street from the Georgia Fire and Rescue building. This place is definitely worth your time to visit. Any of the volunteers is likely happy to share stories with you. Just ask! “The Georgia Historical Society (GHS) was started in 1975.Continue reading “Brick School Museum Closes for Season on September 24, 2022!!”

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 thisContinue reading “Sheldon Cemetery: Oldest Section”

Sheldon Cemetery: Found Grave of Consuelo Bailey!

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. “Consuelo Bentina Northrop BaileyContinue reading “Sheldon Cemetery: Found Grave of Consuelo Bailey!”

Hawley House in Sheldon, Vermont

“Built in 1850 by Henry Hawley. This Greek Revival design home features a 2nd floor over the front porch. Trudeau home for 55 years and I’d the Kittell family 1926 to 1996.”-from Historic Main Street walking tour sheet Harold L. Smith of the Sheldon Historical Society provided the walking tour sheet to me. That wasContinue reading “Hawley House in Sheldon, Vermont”

Harold L. Smith Sharing Sheldon Vermont History!

Harold Smith is a volunteer at the Sheldon Historical Society Museum. Plus, he’s a wonderful local historian! Ready with a smile and a great story to boot! So, pull up a chair and take a listen. I’m sure you’ll be as captivated as I! He spent time with me to talk about some fascinating bitsContinue reading “Harold L. Smith Sharing Sheldon Vermont History!”

The Vault at Sheldon Cemetery

This is the receiving vault at Sheldon Cemetery in Sheldon, Vermont. Receiving vaults were popular into the 1900s. The purpose of a receiving vault or receiving tomb was to store a body temporarily. Reasons included: -such time until people could dig the ground for burial -the family could afford to bury their loved one -aContinue reading “The Vault at Sheldon Cemetery”

St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!

From the State Historic Marker: “On their retreat to Canada after an attack on St. Albans, a 22-man Confederate detachment rode into Sheldon near dark. Crossing a covered bridge which stood on the site, they set it on fire, but alert village citizens saved the bridge. In great haste to escape an aroused countryside, theContinue reading “St. Albans Raiders Try to BURN Bridge!”

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