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Bellville Cemetery Walk

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Village of Bellville’s 3rd Cemetery Walk will be September 12th from 10:00 to 1:00. Enter from Ogle Street and park in the oval. Meet others at the entrance for guided groups. Interesting people from Bellville’s history will share their stories. Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The purpose of these characters of Bellville history being portrayed is to give people a glimpse into the rich history of Bellville.

Robert Stands is portraying Robert Bell who platted Bellville in 1815. Mr. Stands is from Columbia Station, OH, near Strongsville. His distant cousin, Merry Bering will portray Mary Bell, Robert’s wife. Both are sixth generation Bell descendants.

There will be no charge for participating in this event. However, a donation box will be at the table. Participants will be asked to sign a waiver absolving the cemetery board and the village from responsibility in case of accident. It is extremely important for children to stay with their groups and not play around the cemetery stones. Some of these stones are in fragile condition.

In order to allow for greatest efficiency, a group may not necessarily visit the graves in chronological order. A program guide will help people keep the character in historical perspective.

Bellville’s history is peppered with all sorts of interesting people and events. We have every reason to be proud of our heritage here. Whether you are a fifth-generation Bellville native or a newbie who just came recently, Bellville is and always has been home to some very special people.

For additional information contact Lynn Fox who is organizing the event at the Bellville-Jefferson Twp. Historical Society.

Hosted by Mayor Brenkus


September 12
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Bellville Cemetary
144 Church St.
Bellville, OH 44813
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