On June 28, 1790, Jonathan Arnold donated the land now occupied by the courthouse and park to the "South Parish" of the Village of St. Johnsbury for use as a "Buryal Ground."
By 1855 the burial ground had fallen into disrepair.
(National Register of Historic Places Plaque)
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum
Has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This building possesses National Significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
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