Annual walking tour of historic Fort Hill Cemetery set

Annual walking tour of historic Fort Hill Cemetery set

October 18th, 2015 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Nineteenth Century Cleveland citizens John G. and Myra Inman Carter, portrayed by Lee University history students Alex Maxwell and Shay Slaughter, address Fort Hill Cemetery visitors during the 2012 Lantern Walking Tour.

Photo by Paul Leach /Times Free Press.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — The ninth annual walking tour of historic Fort Hill Cemetery will be held Sunday, with Lee University students and local performers dressed in period costumes portraying several famous and influential 19th-century residents who now rest there.

This year's historical characters include Jonathan and Elizabeth Tipton, Gideon and Myra Waterhouse Thompson, Margaret Lea Henegar and many more.

Tours begin at 4 p.m. The last tour will begin shortly after 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person or $2 per student with ID. Proceeds beyond production costs benefit the Bill Snell Scholarship Fund at Lee University. Park at the Boys and Girls Club and ride a shuttle to and from the tour site.

The tour is hosted by Lee University and the Bradley County Historical and Genealogical Society.