Danville, Vermont Cemeteries                   

               

Cemeteries

Danville has only one Cemetery Sexton;

   Louise Lessard
   P. O. Box 233
   Danville, VT 05828
   802-684-3404


The following table is ordered in a manner consistent with the directions for a tour of the cemeteries. Directions are available from the Town Clerk.

To make the values compatible with many GPS Trackers, coordinates have been recalculated to decimal degrees.


NameFirst BurialLast Burial# of GravesLatitudeLongitude
Danville Green1815 In Use1000s44.40639 N 072.13389 W
Pettengill181019287544.39933 N072.07639 W
Swett18471850244.41250 N072.05961 W
Pumpkin Hill184118771044.42639 N072.06667 W
Dole Hill1798188615044.42333 N072.11889 W
Pope1810198525044.47083 N072.12556 W
Stanton1804195310044.48713 N072.11981 W
Bennett181319264044.48889 N072.10583 W
Ward182919657044.50929 N072.10325 W
Little Drew181319252044.48200 N072.09272 W
Drew-Kelsey18131982100+44.48194N072.09333 W
Massey18041985300+44.45917 N 072.08991 W

The tour of the cemeteries begins at the Town Clerk's office.

Danville Green Cemetery

From the crosswalk in front of the Town Clerk's office, go to the caution light, take a right onto Brainard Street. Go 0.6 miles. The Danville Green Cemetery is on your right. There are six roads going into the cemetery.

Pettengill-Boot Hill Cemetery

This cemetery can be reached only by walking. Please do not try to visit it if you are not physically fit.

Leaving the Danville Green Cemetery, go right. At the first "Y" in the road, take the left turn onto the Joe's Brook road. Follow this road for 2.6 miles then take the left onto Morse Mill Road. Go 0.9 miles then turn left onto Watkins Road. This road is suitable for four wheel drive vehicles only. Do not attempt it in anything else! The road goes through the woods and is steep and narrow. Don't worry. You will not be coming back this way.

An alternate road suitable for ordinary vehicles is to continue on Morse Mill Road to the next road to the left (in the town of Barnet). Turn left and follow this road to the four corners. At the four corners, turn left. Go 0.3 miles then turn left. Follow this road to a sharp left turn. There is a camp on this corner.

Park at the gate, walk behind the green camp, and follow the path through the woods down and over a small brook. There is a wooden foot bridge but it tends to be very slippery. Be very careful crossing this footbridge. It might be better to wade the stream. Go up a very steep hill on the other side. Once on the hill, go left to the Pettigill Cemetery.

The origin of the name "Boot Hill" is unknown but it is thought it might have to do with the remote location.

Return to the road by reversing your path.

Swett Cemetery

From the gate, continue down hill on Excelsior Farm Road 0.6 miles. Take the right turn then 0.3 miles to the four corners. At the four corners, turn left 1.4 miles, then left on Clark's Road. Go 0.6 miles then right on Swett Road. Go 0.2 miles and the Swett Cemetery is on your right.

Pumpkin Hill Cemetery

Continue up and over the hill 0.2 miles, then turn left 0.4 miles. Turn left onto Library Road and go 0.6 miles. Turn right for 0.3 miles to a house with blue shutters. Park at the edge of the road but do not block the driveway. Walk up the hill behind the house but please respect the home owners request to walk along the edge of the woods. The Pumpkin Hill Cemetery is about 300 feet from the road.

Danville Center Cemetery

Continue out to the black top road. This is the old US Route 2. Turn left 1.3 miles to the new US Route 2. Turn left and go 1.5 miles to the top of Dole Hill. Turn right on the paved driveway. Go to the white house at the top of the hill. There is a barn/garage with an access road to the Danville Center Cemetery to the right of the barn. The cemetery is behind the barn.

Pope Cemetery

At US Route 2, turn right and go 1.3 miles to the caution light in Danville village. Turn right and stay straight on Hill Street for 3.5 miles. Hill Street becomes the Bruce Badger Memorial Highway outside the village. Turn left onto McDowell Road and go 0.9 miles. The Pope Cemetery is on your left.

Stanton Cemetery

Continue on McDowell Road for 1.1 miles. The Stanton Cemetery is on your right.

Bennett Cemetery

Continue on McDowell Road for 0.6 miles, then turn right onto Wheelock Road. Go 0.4 miles then turn right onto Old North Church Road. There are three access openings in the bushes on the right side of the road leading into fields. Look for the third opening. It is about 0.7 miles from the Wheelock Road. There is an access opening to a field directly across from the third opening. This opening is closest to the cemetery. You should be able to see the cemetery by looking at a 45 degree angle to the right from this opening.

Access to the cemetery requires walking uphill across the field. Please do not attempt to walk to this cemetery if you are not physically fit.

The Bennett Cemetery is in the tree line to your right at the top of the field.

Ward Cemetery

Turn around and go back to the Wheelock Road. Turn right and go 0.7 miles to the four corners. Turn left and go 0.6 miles. The Ward Cemetery is on your left. There is a marvelous stone house on the right. The following link is courtesy of Janice Boyko and is a table containing information relative to the Danville Ward Cemetery. Danville Ward Cemetery

Little Drew and Drew-Kelsey Cemeteries

Turn around and go back to the four corners. Stay straight on Tampico Road. Go over the little bridge then straight up the hill. You will see the Drew-Kelsey Cemetery on your right near the top of the hill. The Little Drew Cemetery is directly across the road. The following link is courtesy of Janice Boyko and is a table containing information relative to the Danville Drew-Kelsey Cemetery. Danville Drew-Kelsey Cemetery

Massey Cemetery

Continue over the hill then turn left onto Stanton Road. This turn is on a blind turn from the right. Be very careful about making the left turn. Go up the hill 0.2 miles and Massey Cemetery is on your right. The following link is courtesy of Janice Boyko and is a table containing information relative to the Danville Massey Cemetery.  Danville Massey Cemetery

Turn around and go back to the dangerous turn. Go straight across the intersection and into North Danville village. From here you can turn left and follow the North Danville Road back onto US Route 2 and go to St. Johnsbury or you can stay straight through North Danville. Turn left at the North Danville Church and stay on the Bruce Badger Memorial Highway back into Danville.

This ends the tour.

Other Private Burial Grounds

There are two additional burial grounds on private property. Since the landowners do not wish to allow people on their property, the location of them will not be divulged.