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Silent City Cemetery Tour 2022

By Mike Watson

The 16th Annual Silent City--Columbia City Cemetery Tour is scheduled 5pmCT on Monday, October 3, 2022. We look forward to returning features as well as new presenters.

Attendees should gather at the Adair Public Library's Genealogy & History Research Center, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, and then travel as a group to the cemetery where presenters will be positioned for their part in the evening's program. The entire program generally lasts about forty-five minutes to an hour, then back to the library for refreshments and time to visit with presenters and attendees.

The presenters this year include:
  • LeeAnn Jessee
  • Dave Thomas
  • Richard Phelps
  • Mike Watson
  • J.D. and Ellen Zornes
  • Perhaps another mystery presenter
This informative historical program grows each year and this one will be no exception. Much research by each presenter and supporters goes into each vignette. The history of our town and county, and particularly those interred in the town cemetery, is highlighted in a variety of ways for the spectators assembled at the cemetery.

In case of inclement weather, a "rain date" is scheduled for the following Monday, October 10, 2022.

October is Family History Month in the United States and the Silent City Tour is our effort to kick-off a month of family and local history research. Come be with us for an interesting evening.

Sponsored by Adair County Genealogical Society and Adair County Public Library.

For more information: Adair Genealogy & History Research Center, 307 Greensburg, Street, Columbia, KY; 270-380-1024;

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Jeff and Tyler learning of Adair County heritage

2022-09-27 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Jeff Scott and his son, Tyler, 11, are among families and friends who learn local history during the tours of the historic Columbia City Cemetery. The first tour began 16 years ago -- Silent City. The next opportunity is scheduled for 5pmCT on Monday, October 3, 2022.

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Silent City tour of historic Columbia Cemetery

2022-09-27 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
The historic Columbia City Cemetery is the place of the upcoming Silent City tour on October 3, 2022. Genealogist Mike Watson, at left, is pictured leading a recent tour. The Adair County Courthouse is in the background.

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