Goshen Boy Scout builds fence at town cemetery
The new fence at the Old Middle Street Burying Ground in Goshen. BZ photos
A new fence stands at the entrance to the Old Middle Street Burying Ground in Goshen thanks to the hard work of Matt Perry of Boy Scout Troop 35.
Perry, to earn his Eagle Scout badge, worked through heat and humidity last week to complete the fence, a replica of the one that stood in the early 1900s. A group of Troop 35 Scouts and troop adult leaders assisted with the project.
The burial ground, owned and maintained by the town, was Goshen's first cemetery when it was established in 1745. It was first known as God's Acre and ceased as a burial ground in 1905.
Plans calls for a replica to be made of the cemetery's sign, which is in the Goshen Historical Society, and have the sign attached to the fence.
Below, Matt Perry left, and fellow Troop 35 Scout Rob Albini prepare a post hole.