- Rededication ceremony of Susanna Sherman Scott's gravestone, Sat Sep 9, 1pm. The Cemetery Commission invites you to attend a rededication ceremony of the gravestone marker of Susanna Sherman Scott. Scott passed away in 1793 in Wildersburgh, now known as Barre. The location of her grave is unknown, but her marker was recovered in recent decades and is reputedly the oldest recovered in Barre. The Cemetery Commission voted to place Scott’s marker with those of the rest of her family, in the town’s Wilson Cemetery. Contemplate local history during the rededication ceremony on September 9th, at 1pm in the Wilson Cemetery, at the corner of Websterville Rd and Quarry Hill Rd. Descendants of the Sherman family are especially welcome. Read the article in the August Barre Town newsletter for more about Susanna Sherman Scott.
The Barre Town Cemetery Division maintains three cemeteries. The largest is the Wilson Cemetery located in Lower Websterville. The others are the Maplewood Cemetery located at Farwell and Nichols Roads and the West Hill Cemetery located on Perry Road. Lots in the Wilson and Maplewood cemeteries may be purchased.
The Sexton and a small group of employees maintain the three town cemeteries from late April through October. Burials are performed from about May 1 (when ground conditions permit) to October 31 (again depending on weather conditions). Vault storage is provided at the Wilson Cemetery. Lots are available for traditional burials, cremains, and mausoleum sites.
A 5-member commission oversees operation of the cemeteries. Click here for information about the Cemetery Commission. The Cemetery Commission has worked hard to create semantics and record the genealogical history of each cemetery. Thanks to their hard work, semantics, searchable lists of graves, and historical information of each cemetery is available for each cemetery.
There are three private cemeteries in town. The St. Sylvester’s Church operates a large cemetery across the street from the Wilson Cemetery. Lots are available. There are old, small, private cemeteries at the end of Sherman Drive and off of Averill Road. Click here for infomation on the oldest tombstone in Barre Town, the Susanna Scott gravestone.
The executive committee of the Flags for Veterans organization is seeking the help in verifying individuals buried in Barre Town and Barre City cemeteries are in fact veterans. To see the list and more information click here.