Throughout the grounds of the Winchester Cemetery, a silent whisper can be heard about a people and place. Rich in history, the Cemetery encompasses the story of a 200 year old community through those who have been memorialized within its grounds. As you stroll through along the winding paths, listen to the tale of a day gone by. Tales of triumph and tragedy, heartbreak and laughter, and peace and war saturate the monument covered landscape. Much more than just a place for burial, the cemetery represents a lasting testimony to the people who helped shape a community.
Although everyone interred in the cemetery has an important story to tell, a select few have been chosen to highlight the diverse history on a self-quided walking tour. From the founder of Winchester, John Baker, to the most tragic happening in the city, the collapse of the Pastime Theatre, the stars on the map will guide you along your walk. May the history of Winchester come alive and enlighten your heart.....
The Winchester Cemetery Staff and Board of Directors wish to thank John Hearn, Nancy Turner and the Winchester Clark County Tourism Commission for their tireless effort in creating this walking tour and brochure.
PLEASE NOTE: The Receiving Vault listed in Section E (Central E) was recently torn down. Every attempt was made to keep the receiving vault structurally sound and not an eyesore. Sadly it became a liability and was a hazard to visitors of the cemetery.
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