"Reports of my abandonment have been greatly exaggerated.”
- Sand Hill Cemetery, Underhill 2014

The last report from Sand Hill Cemetery was in 1976, indicating first burial in 1810, 168 graves and the cemetery was abandoned. Access is a little bit hairy. You have to walk shoulderless River Road near Underhill Center, and up a washout to get to the cemetery but the joy of seeing Sand Hill as you walk out of the dense brush is what our common interest is all about. It's mowed, a fence has been erected, and the stones are absolutely classic. You are first greeted by the Reverend David Goodhue, his wife Mary and their son Oliver. Reverend Goodhue was 10 years old when the United States Constitution was enacted and came to rest in 1837. Slate headstones dominate; many have the beautiful weeping willow motif; medallions and this year's flags have been placed all under the western slope of Mount Mansfield.

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Fall Meeting to be held October 4, 2014 in Townshend, VT!

The Fall meeting of the Vermont Old Cemetery Association will be on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Townshend Town Hall on Route 30 in Townshend, VT. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcomed! If you are interested in the cemeteries of Vermont, please join us. Coffee hour will be from 9:00 am to 10:00 am with the meeting beginning at 10:00 am.

Lunch will consist of soup, salad, wraps, pies and hot/cold beverages for $13.00. Please make out checks to Charlie Marchant and mail to Charlie at PO Box 132, Townshend, VT 05353.

The presentation will be “READING AND PHOTOGRAPHING GRAVE STONES” by Robert LeBond of the Brattleboro Camera Club.

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