Fair Haven & West Haven Cemetery Inscriptions

by Margaret R. Jenks ©1994 Revised ©2013

177 Pages, 17 Cemeteries, 11,300 Names, Maps, Indexed.

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Fair Haven and West Haven were originally one township bounded by the Poultney River, Lake Champlain, Benson, Castleton, and Poultney. On October 27, 1779, the State's General Assembly granted the act of Incorporation for Fair Haven. A few families had settled in the town before 1779, but 1791 there were 100 families.

In 1792, the residents petitioned the General Assembly to set off the western two-thirds of the area as a separate town, to be called West Haven. This was granted on October 20, 1792 with the dividing line as it now stands.

Fair Haven has an Old Cemetery on both sides of West Street, the modern Cedar Grove Cemetery, and the large St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. West Haven has the very old Carver's Falls Cemetery, Center Cemetery, Hackett Dam Cemetery, Hitchcock Cemetery, and numerous tiny abandoned cemeteries that have been updated for the 2013 revision.

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