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Cemeteries

Background

Three cemeteries are located in Montpelier.

Green Mount Cemetery
: established in 1854, is the largest located on 35 acres across from the Winooski River on Lower State Street. The Chapel-Vault building was erected in 1905 from a generous bequest of John E. Hubbard. The terraced landscape includes 2.5 miles of curved roads, many pleasant shade trees and ornamental shrubs, and numerous sculptured works which are not only memorials to the departed, but to the talents of our area's artisans both past and present. Areas for expansion exist to the west. At the northwestern end of the cemetery, a new area is being developed into the woods with areas for cremation, in-ground burials, and mausoleums.

Elm Street Cemetery: Theis historic cemetery, located between 189 and 213 Elm Street, is relatively small and is likely the oldest of the city's three cemeteries. It is no longer in use and many stones are missing or in need of repair. Several interesting slate stones can be found among those that still remain. Though no one seems to claim ownership, the cemetery is maintained by the Cemetery Commission.

St. Augustine’s Catholic Cemetery: Tucked on one of Montpelier’s hillsides off of Lincoln Avenue, the terraces of  St. Augustine’s Catholic Cemetery offer a unique view of the city. It is owned and maintained by St. Augustine's Church. Its capacity and future space needs are currently unknown.

The carved stones in Montpelier’s cemeteries are daily reminders of those who came before and helped lay the foundation and character of this city. These original, historic, and artistic artifacts reveal some of the personalities of Montpelier’s past citizens, tell part of their story, and provide a window back to the era in which they lived. As a places of reverence and reflection, and as destinations for people interested in local history, family history, art, and craftsmanship, Montpelier’s cemeteries should continue to be maintained and preserved.


Cemetery Commission
The Cemetery Commission consists of five members and the Cemetery Superintendent. Its functions include all aspects of the management and operations of the city's two cemeteries: Green Mount Cemetery and Elm Street Cemetery.