250 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont
|Owned by||City of Montpelier, Vermont|
|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.It is operated by the City of Montpelier, and managed by the city's part time cemetery commission and a small full-time staff.
The land on which Green Mount Cemetery is located was purchased from Isaiah Silver in 1854.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. In 1905, a bequest from John E. Hubbard enabled construction of the chapel-vault building. The vault portion can hold up to 60 entombments, while the chapel can accommodate 60 people for funeral services.
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.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. Among these sculptures is a granite bench located at the grave of Daniel Pierce Thompson. 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.
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.The lot was intended for burials of Union Army soldiers, and contains the remains of six Union veterans. The Soldiers' Lot is one of the smallest facilities maintained by the VA.
Burials in the Soldiers' Lot include:
Peter Thacher Washburn was a Vermont lawyer, politician and soldier. A veteran of the American Civil War, he served as the 31st governor of Vermont as a Republican from 1869 to 1870, and was the first Vermont Governor to die in office.
Henry Addison Fletcher was an American Civil War veteran, a farmer and a U.S. politician of the Republican Party. He is most notable for his service as the 38th lieutenant governor of Vermont from 1890 to 1892.
Levi Underwood was a lawyer and politician from Vermont. Originally a Democrat, Underwood's antislavery views caused him to join the new Republican Party when it was founded. Underwood was most notable for his service as the 23rd lieutenant governor of Vermont from 1860 to 1862.
John A. Page was a Vermont banker and political figure who served as Vermont State Treasurer.
John H. Watson was a Vermont attorney and judge. He served as an associate justice of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1899 to 1917, and chief justice from 1917 to 1929.
George Howes was a Montpelier, Vermont businessman and political figure who served as Vermont State Treasurer.
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William Weston was an attorney and politician in Burlington, Vermont, and Brooklyn, New York. He served in several local and state offices, and is most notable for his service as a member of the Vermont Senate in the 1850s.
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Francis V. Randall was an attorney, farmer, college administrator, and military officer from Vermont. A Union Army veteran of the American Civil War, he was most notable for his service as commander of the 13th Vermont Infantry Regiment during the war and his post-war appointment as vice president of Norwich University.
Bert Linus Stafford was an American attorney and politician from Vermont. A Republican, he was most notable for his service in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1906 to 1908, as State's Attorney of Rutland County from 1910 to 1915, and as mayor of Rutland from 1915 to 1917. He was the father of Vermont governor and U.S. Senator Robert Stafford.
Susanne Richardson Young is an American lawyer and public official who has served as Vermont Attorney General since July 5, 2022. Young was appointed to the position by Governor Phil Scott following the resignation of T. J. Donovan and is the first woman to hold the position.