Corner of Maple and Park

In 1791, Vermont joined the fledging United Sates of America. That same spring, the residents of Brandon laid out Pine Hill Cemetery on the North road leading to Middlebury. Since then, several thousand headstones have been placed and several streets have been laid out in the hilly terrain. Thomas Davenport, the Brandon blacksmith who invented the first DC electric motor in 1834 and received patent number 132 in 1837, is buried here. The façade of the underground vault is an architectural treasure. A recent addition is a memorial to the residents of Brandon Training School who also rest here. Next time you are traveling North or South on Route 7, take a few minutes and visit the corner of Maple and Park.

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Albert's Memorial
Albert Woodworth’s body is buried in Northfield's Elmwood Cemetery in a grave lot shared with several slaters who were friends of his widow. Albert had joined the Northern Army during the War Between the States. He left behind his widow, Ellen (Woodworth )Flanders Woolworth and six children. Albert Woodworth was born on June 6, 1816 in Royalton, Vermont. It was there that he went to school and later learned to work as a blacksmith. He married Elizabeth “Betsey” Sawyer in 1843. They moved to Bradford, Vermont... Read on...

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Green Mountain Graveyards

Saturday, October 18 • 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Vermont History Museum, 109 State Street, Montpelier VT

Green Mountain Graveyards is an exhibit featuring artistic photography of gravestones from across Vermont, arranged chronologically and with exhibit text explaining the evolution of gravestone art from the 18th through 21st centuries, as seen in Vermont.

The opening reception takes place from 1:00 - 4:00 pm in the Snelling Room of the Vermont History Museum in Montpelier. Dan Barlow and Scott Baer, the artists, will be speaking briefly at 2:00 pm about the process and project behind the photographs, also in the Snelling Room.

The exhibit will be at the Vermont History Museum through mid-April 2015.