Powers-Wheeler Cemetery

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Powers-Wheeler Cemetery

Also known as Wheeler Hill Cemetery

Waterford, Caledonia County, Vermont, USA
Memorials 36 added (81% photographed)

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Stones are oriented so the deceased will be facing the rising sun in the east on resurrection day, with the lettering on the west side of the stones and east side of the footstones - so they may be read w/o stepping on the grave. The cemetery, however, is oblong and oriented at right angles to the road, about a 30 degree angle from the rows. It is located between 1304 & 1354 Daniels Farm Road. To reach this cemetery from St Johnsbury, turn off US Rt 2 at the traffic light by Cumberland Farms & go up the hill (Concord Ave which becomes Daniels Farm Rd at the town line) past the radio station and bear right where Higgins Hill Rd bears left; the cemetery is 3.2 mi from the traffic light or 2.6 mi from the Higgins Hill turn. It is in the trees up a steep, naturally terraced bank, behind where the farmhouse once stood which was owned by the Wheeler and Powers families at an early date. The farmhouse was torn down sometime after 1980; and gravestones may now been seen from the road. From Waterford, turn off Vt Rte 18 onto to the road to the Waterford School (Duck Pond Road), go 1.6 mi and then right onto Daniels Farm Road, go another 1.3 mi. The cemetery is on the right. This cemetery is little cared for with some justification, since the terrain is difficult; the gate is gone and the fence nearly so. The trees have provided the stones some protection from weathering and the lettering remains clear and the real beauty of the design of the letters is easy to see. Eugenia Powers (1913-1985) did the original transcript in the 1970s; she had intended to add more to this cemetery's history, but died before completing the task.


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GPS Coordinates: 44.39113, -71.96747

  • Added: 5 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2278461