A driving tour of four cemeteries near Bourbon is planned for Tuesday, July 20. This event is organized by the Marshall County Genealogical Society with an open invitation to the public. At each cemetery, a short history will be shared.
The event will run from about 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. At 4:35, a caravan will leave from the parking lot west of the Plymouth Public Library. The first stop is Pleasant Hill Cemetery on State Road 331 north of Bourbon at 5:00, then to Parks-Ganshorn Cemetery at 5:45, Parks-IOOF at 6:25, and Summit Chapel at 7:00. The tour may be joined at any point. Times are all tentative.
The evening will wrap up with homemade ice cream and an Open House in the Summit Chapel school building on State Road 10 at the peak near Birch Road. The refreshments and Open House are sponsored by Wythougan Valley Preservation Council along with the genealogical society.
Due to detours, the traffic on State Road 10 is treacherous. Be very aware of all traffic when you turn into the schoolyard parking area. For safety consider arriving from the east on 10 to avoid turning across traffic or, arrive from the north on Birch Road and park in the cemetery on the drives.
Public restrooms, if needed, are open at the Bourbon Town Hall/Police Station. None of the cemeteries has a facility. Short of heavy rain or snow, the tour will take place as planned.
For more details, call the Marshall County Historical Society Museum at 574-936-2306, ask for Karin.