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”
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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”
Colonel Sheldon and His Home
From the State Historic Marker: “In 1776, at the request of General Washington, Elisha Sheldon was commissioned by Congress to raise a regiment of cavalry. Named the 2nd Continental Light Dragoons, the unit served with distinction throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1791, Colonel Sheldon, his sons Major Samuel, Elisha, Jr., and George, and their familiesContinue reading “Colonel Sheldon and His Home”
Grace Episcopal Church
“Grace Church, established in 1816 as an Episcopal Society, is located [in] the village of Sheldon in the heart of rural Franklin County, Vermont….”-https://www.episcopalassetmap.org/dioceses/episcopal-church-vermont/list/grace-church Given its steeply pitched roof and gorgeous points above the doors and windows, the building appears to have been built in the Gothic Revival Style. Those two attributes can be associatedContinue reading “Grace Episcopal Church”
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!”
Sheldon Veterans Memorial
From the granite markers: “In honor of the men and women of Sheldon, Vermont who served their country in uniform. Dedicated to this who gave their lives in defense of our country. Past, Present & Future.”