BENEFITING: GREENVILLE COMMUNITY REFORMED CHURCH
In 1974 our beautiful, historic 1842 Cemetery was the target of a viscous act of vandalism that, in one weekend, left over 90 of our historic monuments pulled over and/or broken. The cost of restoring the damage at the time was estimated to be $68,000. Today we anticipate it is closer to $100,000. Even with the toppled monuments, most memorializing our community's founding families and leaders ~ Underhill, Seely, Chatterton, Harcourt, Hart ~ to name a few, Greenville Community Cemetery is maintained as a lovely, contemplative parklike setting. We have renewed hope and vigor with a small team of dedicated volunteers and are begining an incremental restoration. We need your help!
We begin with the Underhill Monument, the memorial to Gilbert and Elizabeth Underhill. They donated the land the cemetery lies on, as well as the grounds of the former church yard. They were generous and loving community leaders. It is their picturesque farm that the current Edgemont High School is fortunate to be able to be laid out upon. Please help us restore our Founding Family's Memorial. We will update all with photos of the progress.