Stow Cemetery Walking Tour

08/11/2017 9:45 AM
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at Stow Cemetery

Meet some of Stow’s founding families by taking a tour of Stow Cemetery. Join Local History Librarian Beth Daugherty to learn about our early settlers and their contributions to Stow’s community. See the gravestones of Jonathan Gaylord, Revolutionary War veteran, and his wife Elizabeth, both born in 1745.  Elizabeth was the first burial in Stow Cemetery. Hear about prominent settler, Judge William Wetmore, who brought the first party of settlers to Stow Township in 1804. He became friendly with local Native American Chief Wagamong, and was a Veteran of the War of 1812.  This walk will focus on the early section of the cemetery, which was developed on a portion of the Wetmore property, and will include a look at some of our well-known and not so well-known early local residents.
We will meet at 9:45 AM Friday, August 11 at Stow Cemetery, 3162 Kent Road, Stow (across from Holy Family Church).  Please see the map on the back of this flyer.  Walk will begin at 10 AM.  We encourage you to walk or carpool to the cemetery as parking is limited. Please park as close to the front section of the cemetery as possible. We will meet at the corner of Section A and Section C.  Dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes!  Please call if you need to cancel your reservation. This free program is sponsored by the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library.