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Goss   Hollow   Cemetery,
near   Coles  (originally  Hawkins)  Corner,
Town   of   St.   Johnsbury,
Caledonia   County,   Vermont,   USA


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    To reach cemetery from St. Johnsbury, take the North Danville Road to Alright Spring at the Goss Hollow turn, cross the bridge and take a sharp right onto Old Prue Road (dirt), continue 0.6 mi and turn left onto Crepault Hill Rd, the cemetery is another 2.2 miles on your right, across from 2173 Crepault Hill Rd (the mail box is in front of the cemetery).    

INTRODUCTION

     Of the six cemeteries in the town of St. Johnsbury, this is one of only two currently owned by the town and lies nearly three miles above Alright Spring, a mile above Goss Hollow, and a mile below Hawkins Corner, now called Coles Corner, from whence it gets its names. It is, however, officially called the "Goss Hollow Cemetery".
     This cemetery was originally part of the adjoining farms of Jeriah Hawkins and Samuel Ayer and given by them to the town for a burial ground. They, and Nathaniel Brown, make up three of the four revolutionary veterans said to be buried here, the fourth is unknown and/or unmarked or removed.
     As the earliest graves are in the southeast corner, and the stones get newer as they spread out to the northeast and the road, it is believed that the west & north parts of the cemetery without stones are vacant rather than containing unmarked graves. Lots have recently been sold in these areas.
     TERMS: a "tympanum" is the semi-circular bump on top of slate and soapstone gravestones; "shoulders" are the ledges to the sides of the tympanum, all are "square" in this cemetery. A "monolith" is a plain, rectangular stone. A "coped" stone is a stone with a low angular top, similar to the gable on a house.