Between the Villages of Goss Hollow & Coles Corner, town of St Johnsbury.
The 6 existent cemeteries in the town of St Johnsbury, Caledonia County, Vermont are: Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Mount Calvary Cemetery (Catholic), Centervale aka St Johnsbury Center Cemetery (New), Saint Johnsbury Center Cemetery (Olde), Grove aka Forest Grove Cemetery, Goss Hollow aka Coles Corner Cemetery.
To reach cemetery from St. Johnsbury, take the North Danville Road to Alright Spring at the Goss Hollow turn, cross the bridge and take a sharp right onto Old Prue Road (dirt), continue 0.6 mi and turn left onto Crepault Hill Rd, the cemetery is another 2.2 miles on your right, across from 2173 Crepault Hill Rd (the mail box is in front of the cemetery).
Of the six cemeteries in the town of St. Johnsbury, this is one of only two currently owned by the town and lies nearly three miles above Alright Spring, a mile above Goss Hollow, and a mile below Hawkins Corner, now called Coles Corner, from whence it gets its names. It is, however, officially called the "Goss Hollow Cemetery".
This cemetery was originally part of the adjoining farms of Jeriah Hawkins and Samuel Ayer and given by them to the town for a burial ground. They, and Nathaniel Brown, make up three of the four revolutionary veterans said to be buried here, the fourth is unknown and/or unmarked or removed.
As the earliest graves are in the southeast corner, and the stones get newer as they spread out to the northeast and the road, it is believed that the west & north parts of the cemetery without stones are vacant rather than containing unmarked graves. Lots have recently been sold in these areas.
TERMS: a "tympanum" is the semi-circular bump on top of slate and soapstone gravestones; "shoulders" are the ledges to the sides of the tympanum, all are "square" in this cemetery. A "monolith" is a plain, rectangular stone. A "coped" stone is a stone with a low angular top, similar to the gable on a house.
GPS Coordinates: 44.478, -72.05593
- Added: 29 Aug 2004
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #1991693
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