Fort Hill Cemetery Walking Tours To Take Place Oct. 28

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lee University and the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society will present the 12th Annual Walking Tour of Historic Fort Hill Cemetery on Sunday, Oct. 28.

 Tours will be led by Lee University history majors and volunteers who will introduce the community to several Clevelanders and Bradley Countians from the early 20th century buried at Fort Hill. 

Students and local performers dressed in period costume will bring these early residents to life.  This year the tour will be centered on the theme of Cleveland in World War I and will include the following historical characters: Joseph and Maggie Harle, Nena Howard, Clarence Johnson, James and Martha Kirby, Flavius J. and Nora Lee, William and Anna Lou Rodgers, Lon Shiflet, Dr. Carl T Speck, John and Ida Steed, and Rev. Dr. T.E. Stevens. 

Tours begin in the late afternoon at 4 p.m. and continue to dusk. The last tour will begin shortly after 6 p.m. 

The cost is $5 per person ($2 for students). Net proceeds are donated to the William Snell Scholarship fund at Lee University.  

Parking is available at Cleveland Christian Fellowship (695 S. Ocoee St.) and the Boys and Girls Club (385 3rd St. SW), 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/.

           

The 2017 tour group
The 2017 tour group

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