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Historic Cemetery Tour Dec. 7 Focuses on Veterans' Graves

The Polk History Center's monthly cemetery tour Dec. 7 coincides with National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day and will feature a focus on the veterans of World War II interred at the cemetery.

Oak Hill Cemetery is a historic cemetery in Bartow, which was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 2003. The early gravesites date to 1860, and people interred there include Confederate Gen. Evander M. Law, Bartow land donor Jacob Summerlin and Polk pioneer settlers like the Blount, Parker and Varn families.

The tour begins at 11 a.m. at the History Center at 100 E. Main St. in Bartow with a short walk of about one mile which includes historic landmarks along the route to the cemetery. The cemetery ground is uneven and visitors are advised to wear appropriate footwear.

The cemetery tour is offered at 11 a.m. the first Saturday of every month, November through April.


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