Libraries sponsor walking tour of historical cemetary

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WARREN, Ohio – The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, the McKinley Memorial Library, and the Niles Historical Society are inviting the public to take a free walking tour of Niles Union Cemetery at 2 p.m. on June 9.

Trumbull County historian Wendell Lauth will lead the tour. Among the dignitaries buried in the cemetery are:

* The infant sister of President William McKinley

* James Heaton, founder of the city of Niles

* James Ward, industrial leader whose former home (the Ward-Thomas House) is an historic museum. Civil War, War of 1812 and other veterans and others who served their country

* Early Niles political figures

A variety of architecturally interesting monuments can also be found all around the cemetery.

Following the cemetery walk, a tour of the nearby McKinley Memorial in Niles will be available at 4 p.m. Participants will meet at the cemetery entrance off state Route 46 (Niles-Cortland Road).

The tour should take approximately one hour. Reservations are not required. For more information call 330-399-8807.

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