DCHS to host cemetery tour


The Delaware County Historical Society (DCHS) on Wednesday announced its upcoming countywide cemetery and homestead tour and historical reenactment taking place Sunday, Aug. 28.

The self-guided driving tour begins at 1 p.m. Period reenactments begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Barn at Stratford, 2690 Stratford Road, Delaware.

This year’s tour has been extended to feature cemeteries in western Delaware County, including Radnor, Bokes Creek, Mill Creek, Oller and at the Depp Settlement near Shawnee Hills. Participants will be given map directions to the sites and homesites, and DCHS docents will offer brief commentary at each tour stop.

“This event offers members of our community the opportunity to learn more about several of our early and prominent settlers, through site visits, story-telling and live reenactments,” said Donna Meyer, DCHS executive director. “We encourage history lovers of all ages to join us as we bring local history to life.”

Participants may travel the route at their leisure between 1-5 p.m.. Food trucks and music will be onsite when the reenactments begin at the Barn at Stratford at 5:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets for lawn seating.

Additional details are available at www.delawareohiohistory.org/history/cemetery-tour-of-western-delaware-county/.

There is a charge to participate in the tour. Those interested in attending may register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cemetery-tour-of-western-delaware-county-tickets-385742755967.

The Delaware County Historical Society is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote, preserve and sustain interest in the history of Delaware County. The Barn at Stratford is operated by DCHS as an event venue for weddings, corporate meetings, and other special occasions. To learn more, visit the venue and society websites at barnatstratford.org and delawareohiohistory.org.

Pictured is the lych gate located at the entrance to Radnor Cemetery at 4246 Radnor Road.
https://www.delgazette.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2022/08/web1_Radnor-Cemetery.jpgPictured is the lych gate located at the entrance to Radnor Cemetery at 4246 Radnor Road. Joshua Keeran | The Gazette

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