Factory Point Cemetery Walk

Event details

  • Friday | July 5, 2019
  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • 95 Cemetery Ave, Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

 

Factory Point Cemetery is located on what was originally called Meeting House Hill. The land had been given to the Baptist Society in 1791 for a place of burial beside the original Baptist meeting house. The new Baptist Church was built in its current location in 1833. By 1860 the cemetery’s fences had fallen into disrepair and the area had become a sheep pasture. Community members got together and rectified the situation, and since then the cemetery has been supported by town funds. By 1938 the cemetery had run out of land, and the town purchased additional acreage. A bequest from Clara C. Howard in 1939 provided the funds needed for new fences and a gate. Additional acres were added in 1951 to complete the town cemetery we see today.

MHS is hosting a walk through Factory Point Cemetery on Friday, July 5, from 6-7 pm. We hope you will plan to join us and learn more about some of Manchester’s early residents.

For more information email info@manchesterhistoricalsocietyvt.org

Photo of the dedication of the GAR Memorial to Union Soldiers in Factory Point cemetery, 1900. Photo donated by Astri Kilburn.