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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