Green Mount Cemetery (Montpelier, Vermont)

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Green Mount Cemetery
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Welcome sign, Green Mount Cemetery
Details
Established1854
Location
250 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont
CountryUnited States
TypePublic
Owned byCity of Montpelier, Vermont
Size35 acres
Website Green Mount Cemetery

Green Mount Cemetery is a burial ground in Montpelier, Vermont. Located at 250 State Street, the 35-acre facility was established in 1854. [1] It is operated by the City of Montpelier, and managed by the city's part time cemetery commission and a small full-time staff. [1]

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History

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Entrance, Green Mount Cemetery

The land on which Green Mount Cemetery is located was purchased from Isaiah Silver in 1854. [2] Of the $2,210 purchase price (about $70,000 in 2022), $1,000 was donated in accordance with the will of Calvin J. Keith, a Montpelier lawyer who died in 1853, and $1,210 came from the town government. [1] In 1905, a bequest from John E. Hubbard enabled construction of the chapel-vault building. [1] The vault portion can hold up to 60 entombments, while the chapel can accommodate 60 people for funeral services. [1]

Description

Green Mount Cemetery's grounds include many terraced lots along its hillsides, 2.5 miles of winding roads, and numerous ornamental shrubs and shade trees. [1] The cemetery's many sculptures and unusual grave markers are a tourist attraction, and serve as a memorial to the talents of artisans from Vermont's granite and marble industries. [1] Among these sculptures is a granite bench located at the grave of Daniel Pierce Thompson. [3] Local lore also includes the story of 'Black Agnes', a supposed ghost that haunts the statue adorning the grave of John E. Hubbard, who died in 1899. [4]

Soldiers' Lot

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) maintains a 450-square-foot lot which was donated by Montpelier's citizens during the American Civil War. [5] The lot was intended for burials of Union Army soldiers, and contains the remains of six Union veterans. [5] The Soldiers' Lot is one of the smallest facilities maintained by the VA. [5]

Burials in the Soldiers' Lot include: [6] [lower-alpha 1]

Notable burials

Notes

  1. There are duplicate grave markers for Henry Black and William W. Whitney. [6]

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