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Cemetery tour to be offered by library



Published: Sat, August 6, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



WARREN -- An historical walking tour of Warren's Oakwood Cemetery is planned for 2 p.m. Aug. 28, sponsored by the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library.

Trumbull County historian Wendell Lauth will lead the group.

Established in 1849, Oakwood is the final resting place for many of Warren's most prominent families, including the Packard, Sutliff, Dana, King and Perkins families.

Veterans from the Revolutionary to the Vietnam wars are also buried here: Gen. Simon Perkins (War of 1812) and Civil War Gens. Emerson Opdycke and Robert Ratliff. It is the city's oldest active burial site.

A variety of architecturally interesting monuments can be found in the cemetery.

Weather permitting, participants will meet at the cemetery entrance, 860 Niles Road S.E. Cars may be parked along the sides of the drive inside the cemetery.

Comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear are advised. The terrain is somewhat hilly and uneven.

Reservations are not required. The tour should take about one hour.

Oakwood Cemetery is operated as a nonprofit organization. The grounds feature 35 acres and three miles of paved roads, with an additional 17 acres under development. The cemetery receives income from investments, lot sales, services, bequests and gifts.

For more information on library programs and services, visit www.wtcpl.lib.oh.us or call (330) 399-8807, ext. 128.




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