Fort Hill Cemetery Walking Tours Take Place Oct. 29

Friday, October 20, 2017
Cemetery Tours 2015
Cemetery Tours 2015

Lee University and the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will present the 11th Annual Walking Tour of Historic Fort Hill Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 29. 

Lee University history majors and volunteers will lead the tours and introduce the community to several Clevelanders and Bradley Countians from the 19th Century buried in the historic section of Fort Hill. Students and local performers dressed in period costume will impersonate these early residents and share a glimpse into their lives. 

This year the tour centers on the theme of Cleveland during World War I, and the historical characters will include John and Margaret Aiken, James F. Barnes, Frank and Mary Hardwick, George and Martha Lea, Lans and Ruth Mckenzie, Columbus and Margaret Mee, Jefferson Davis Morelock Jr., John Simmons Morelock, and Clarence and Edith Richmond. 

Tours begin at 4 p.m. and continue until dusk. The last tour will begin shortly after 6 p.m.  

The cost is $5 per person and $2 for students. Proceeds are donated to the Bill Snell Scholarship Fund at Lee University.  

Parking is available at the Boys and Girls Club, and a van will shuttle guests to and from the tour site. 

For more information about Lee’s History Department, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/academics/arts-sciences/hps/.



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