Bellville, History & Tourism

Take A Walk Among The Gravestones, Learn Some History

9 Sep , 2020  

The Village of Bellville’s 3rd Cemetery Walk will take place on September 12 from 10:00 AM to 1:00PM.

Meet others at the entrance for guided groups. Interesting people from Bellville’s history will share their stories. 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, Ohio, 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.

Enter from Ogle Street and park in the oval. Plan to spend 45 minutes to an hour. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

For additional information contact Lynn Fox who is organizing the event at the Bellville-Jefferson Twp. Historical Society. For more information about attractions and happenings in Richland County, visit the website of Destination Mansfield – Richland County.

Source: Destination Mansfield – Richland County; Image by Mona El Falaky from Pixabay

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