This cemetery is in the woods, north of a pasture, in what was once an orchard. The ground is covered with ground-myrtle with very little grass. It is on the Lot drawn by James Adams as part of his proprietor's Right which probably became son, Charles Adams' farm.
It has been called variously, Adams Cem, Babcock Cem, The Settlers' Cem; and when its overgrown condition was "put right" in the Bi-centennial year, Helen Knight dubbed it "the Myrtle Cemetery" because of the quantities of ground myrtle in it, a name which has stuck with us locals; although the "official" sign now by the road reads, "Adams-Babcock Cemetery". It has a stone wall on the southeast & southwest sides.
The entrance is from a path with a sign reading, "Adams-Babcock Cemetery" on the right side of East Village Road going uphill, 0.7 mi from the bridge off US Rte 2 in East St Johnsbury Village (bear right after the bridge), 100 yards before the right-turn onto Walsh Rd. Path is down from the side of the road, across the brook on a plank bridge, and up a short, steep bank to an opening in the fence.
If your knees cannot handle steep, slippery paths; there was an entrance from the pasture on the east corner (as a long ago discontinued road once passed this way). It is a longer walk; but, it is level walking. To reach this entrance, stop at Mrs. Fissette's (just south of the turn onto Walsh Rd) and get directions and permission to cross her land.
GPS Coordinates: 44.43183, -71.93602
- Added: 5 Oct 2008
- Find A Grave Cemetery: #2278388
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